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
A California art print on Arches watercolor paper. 100% archival, and printed in HD.
Exhibited:"This Enchanted Land, American Regionalism 1930 - Today", at the Fallbrook Art Center, May 19th - July 1st, 2012.
"My mother did this sample illustration back in 1935 just before she left California for New York City. The use of red, black and white was so effective, I thought, and it's a real period piece that recalls a time in American history when life was simpler."
Courtesy of Daughter-Linda Gramatky Smith