Doris Lee: American Painter and Illustrator

Doris Emrick Lee (1905–1983) was an American painter and illustrator best known for her painting Thanksgiving, which won the prestigious Logan Prize at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1935. In her wide-ranging career, she painted murals for the United States Post Office buildings,
, 'Portrait of Doris Lee,' ca. 1935, National Museum of Women in the Arts

Doris Lee

Portrait of Doris Lee, ca. 1935

National Museum of Women in the Arts

, 'Sketch for James Thurber’s children’s book The Great Quillow,' ca. 1944, National Museum of Women in the Arts

Doris Lee

Sketch for James Thurber’s children’s book The Great Quillow, ca. 1944

National Museum of Women in the Arts

, 'Doris Lee in studio feeding cat portrait,' ca. 1935, National Museum of Women in the Arts

Doris Lee

Doris Lee in studio feeding cat portrait, ca. 1935

National Museum of Women in the Arts

, 'Preparatory work for Touch Blue,' 1958, National Museum of Women in the Arts

Doris Lee

Preparatory work for Touch Blue, 1958

National Museum of Women in the Arts