Medium
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, recto: TR "D.Hood" in red paint
Frame
Included

As one of the early abstract artists, and one of the few female artists working in large scale throughout the decades, Dorothy Hood led an adventurous life. Born in Bryan, Texas in 1918 and raised in Houston, she won a scholarship to the rhode island school of design and went on to study at the art students league in New York. Hood was front and center in the cultural, political, and social activity of Mexico and Latin America during a period of intense creative ferment. She developed close friendships with all european exiles, latin american surrealists, and Mexican social realists of the time -- artists, composers, poets, playwrights, and revolutionary writers which influenced her art. Upon returning to Houston in 1961, Hood began to produce the epic and deeply emotive paintings that evoked the limitless skies and psychic voids of space. This prolific body of work would be the material with which she would be recognized for her outstanding contribution to the visual arts, not only in Houston, but all throughout Texas too--earning her the title of Texas Artist of the year in 1984. Over the next four decades, she became a renowned and highly collected Texas painter whose works were spread across the United States.

Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2020
DOROTHY HOOD: COLLAGEMcClain Gallery
Earth & Space: Dorothy Hood and Daniel KayneDeborah Colton Gallery
Earth & Space: Dorothy Hood and Daniel Kayne IIDeborah Colton Gallery
View all

Shards of the Earth, ca. 1980s

Oil on canvas with collage elements
24 × 20 in
61 × 50.8 cm
.
Contact for Price
Location
Houston
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Medium
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, recto: TR "D.Hood" in red paint
Frame
Included

As one of the early abstract artists, and one of the few female artists working in large scale throughout the decades, Dorothy Hood led an adventurous life. Born in Bryan, Texas in 1918 and raised in Houston, she won a scholarship to the rhode island school of design and went on to study at the art students league in New York. Hood was front and center in the cultural, political, and social activity of Mexico and Latin America during a period of intense creative ferment. She developed close friendships with all european exiles, latin american surrealists, and Mexican social realists of the time -- artists, composers, poets, playwrights, and revolutionary writers which influenced her art. Upon returning to Houston in 1961, Hood began to produce the epic and deeply emotive paintings that evoked the limitless skies and psychic voids of space. This prolific body of work would be the material with which she would be recognized for her outstanding contribution to the visual arts, not only in Houston, but all throughout Texas too--earning her the title of Texas Artist of the year in 1984. Over the next four decades, she became a renowned and highly collected Texas painter whose works were spread across the United States.

Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
Other works from DOROTHY HOOD: COLLAGE
Other works by Dorothy Hood
Related works