Biography: Dorothea Cooke (Gramatky), (1908-2001) Born: Hollywood, CA, Studied: Chouinard Art Institute (Los Angeles). Dorothea Cooke graduated from Hollywood High School before deciding not to go to college but to study her passion, art. Her parents had come from New Hampshire where her father, Charles Prentice Cooke, was an MIT graduate...... read more
"I don't know where my mother saw these women in New York City, but the one in the center with the fan certainly looks like my Great-Grandma Hellen Augusta Nute Edgerly who died in 1944 in CA at age 94. She had moved from New England to just across the street from my grandparents at 4534 Melbourne Avenue in Hollywood, CA. I wonder if Mom just drew the woman to look like her grandmother."
Courtesy of Daughter-Linda Gramatky Smith