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 love this black and white painting because my mother excelled at capturing different emotions and expressions. It tells such a story, but each viewer can fill in the facts themselves. Who is the young woman? Why are all the older residents so interested in her? Is some mystery going on?"
Courtesy of Daughter-Linda Gramatky Smith