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Otis Dozier

American, 1904–1987

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Otis Dozier

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American, 1904–1987

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Otis Dozier was an active figure in the Texan artist group known as the Dallas Nine, which was united by a common interest in European avant-garde influences. Though his mature style borrowed from Cubism and Surrealism, Dozier was first inspired to paint after seeing the works of Diego Rivera. He was largely self-taught until 1938, when he attended the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center and studied with Boardman Robinson. He considered his time there a turning point in his career, in part because he developed his life-long love for painting the Rocky Mountains: “Mountains have a bony structure, just like everything else. When you realize a mountain is a moving thing, you know there is movement in everything,” he once said. Other common subjects found in Dozier’s works include farmers in the Great Depression, ghost towns, and his immediate surroundings.

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Biography

Otis Dozier was an active figure in the Texan artist group known as the Dallas Nine, which was united by a common interest in European avant-garde influences. Though his mature style borrowed from Cubism and Surrealism, Dozier was first inspired to paint after seeing the works of Diego Rivera. He was largely self-taught until 1938, when he attended the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center and studied with Boardman Robinson. He considered his time there a turning point in his career, in part because he developed his life-long love for painting the Rocky Mountains: “Mountains have a bony structure, just like everything else. When you realize a mountain is a moving thing, you know there is movement in everything,” he once said. Other common subjects found in Dozier’s works include farmers in the Great Depression, ghost towns, and his immediate surroundings.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Dallas Museum of Art
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 1 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Whitney Biennial
Articles Featuring Otis Dozier
A Uniquely Texan Modernism in the Paintings of Otis Dozier
Jan 15th, 2015
A Uniquely Texan Modernism in the Paintings of Otis Dozier
Five Modern Texan Artists You Should Know
Feb 19th, 2014
Five Modern Texan Artists You Should Know
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