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'm sure this was a sample illustration that my mother painted for her portfolio. The man greeting the lady looks so much like illustrations in a book on Stephen Foster that my mother illustrated in 1940, called He Heard America Singing by Claire Lee Purdy. It wouldn't surprise me if Mom did the sample to try to get the job to illustrate the book! The finished illustrations, however, were all in black and white."
Courtesy of Daughter-Linda Gramatky Smith