Doris Lee

American, 1905–1983

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Doris Lee

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American, 1905–1983

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Biography

Doris Lee was born in Aledo, Illinois and studied at Rockford College, the School of Fine Arts in San Francisco under Arnold Blanch, and the Kansas City Art Institute under Ernest Lawson. She later also studied in France under Andre Lhote and Italy and later taught in Michigan and Colorado. Her extensive education and familiarity with modernist art scenes gave her a solid footing in abstraction, but her whimsical style and imaginative scenes are what make her paintings so wonderful and unique. She is now known as one of the most successful artists of the Depression era. She was also a member of the American Artists Congress, the National Association of Women Artists, the Society of Painters, Sculptors, and Gravers, the Woodstock Artists Association and the Salons of America.
She worked mostly in Woodstock, New York and was one of the leading artists in the art colony there. She was also very close friends with Milton and Sally Avery, who had a house in Woodstock. During her career, she exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, American Artists Congress, Whitney Museum of American Art, Worcester Museum and Woodstock Artists Association, among others. Her work is held in the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Library of Congress, Dallas Museum, Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, National Museum of Women in the Arts and Cleveland Museum of Art, and more.

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Doris Lee was born in Aledo, Illinois and studied at Rockford College, the School of Fine Arts in San Francisco under Arnold Blanch, and the Kansas City Art Institute under Ernest Lawson. She later also studied in France under Andre Lhote and Italy and later taught in Michigan and Colorado. Her extensive education and familiarity with modernist art scenes gave her a solid footing in abstraction, but her whimsical style and imaginative scenes are what make her paintings so wonderful and unique. She is now known as one of the most successful artists of the Depression era. She was also a member of the American Artists Congress, the National Association of Women Artists, the Society of Painters, Sculptors, and Gravers, the Woodstock Artists Association and the Salons of America.
She worked mostly in Woodstock, New York and was one of the leading artists in the art colony there. She was also very close friends with Milton and Sally Avery, who had a house in Woodstock. During her career, she exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, American Artists Congress, Whitney Museum of American Art, Worcester Museum and Woodstock Artists Association, among others. Her work is held in the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Library of Congress, Dallas Museum, Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, National Museum of Women in the Arts and Cleveland Museum of Art, and more.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Group
Group show at a major institution
Dallas Museum of Art
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Whitney Biennial
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