Lois Dodd, American (1927 - )

Lois Dodd

Born Montclair, NJ
Educated Cooper Union, New York
Educated Italy

Lois Dodd was born in Montclair, New Jersey in 1927. From 1945-1948 she attended The Cooper Union in New York. In 1952 she was one of five artists to establish the Tanager Gallery, where she exhibited until 1962. From 1971 to 1992, Dodd taught at Brooklyn College, and has, since 1980, served on the Board of Governors of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. She is an elected member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and National Academy of Design. 

A painter of New England landscape, she is fascinated by shapes, and much of her work has geometric emphasis. Her subject matter includes windows, doorways, stairwells, barns, tree landscapes, rivers, and woods, and it explores a world of both her psyche and physical surroundings. She excludes human figures, but the human presence is everywhere because of the included objects. Her work is a unique immersion in regionalism through modernist eyes.

For two decades from the mid 1970s to the mid-1990s, she was the Chair of the Art Department at Brooklyn College in New York and developed its graduate program in painting.

In 1996, a traveling exhibition of her work was organized called "Lois Dodd: 25 Years of Painting," and some of its venues were the Trenton City Museum and the Montclair Museum in New Jersey.

Selected Exhibitions
2000 The Woods: Selected Paintings from the 1970's, Fischbach Gallery New York
1999 Lois Dodd: Flower Paintings, Fischbach Gallery New York
1998 Recent American Portraits, Boston University Sherman Gallery Boston, MA
1996 Lois Dodd: 25 Years of Painting, Montclair Art Museum Montclair, NJ
1991 The Artist in the Garden, National Academy of Design New York
1990 Dartmouth College Hanover, NH
1984 Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, LA
1983 Cape Split Place Addison, ME
1980 Fischbach Gallery New York
1978 Fischbach Gallery New York
1978 American Realism, William and Mary College Williamsburg, VA
1977 Colby College Waterville, ME
1969 Green Mountain Gallery New York
1965 18 Painters Selected by Fairfield Porter, Parrish Art Museum Southampton, New York
1956 Stable Annual, Stable Gallery New York
1954 Tanager Gallery New York
1953 Dodd-Katz, Tanager Gallery New York
1949 Pyramid Gallery New York

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