Dorothy Hood

1918 – 2000

Dorothy Hood


Bryan, Texas


Large-scale abstract-stain imagery

Abstract Surrealist painter Dorothy Hood, was born in Bryan, Texas in 1918, and her life and work embraced much of the 20th Century in Mexico and the United States where she was regarded as a pioneer because of her exceptional use of color and daring techniques. She was a prolific painter who created many large-scale canvases washed with intense colors. Other mediums for her were ink drawing, printing and collages.

Hood traveled to Mexico in 1941 after studies at the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island, and Art Students League, New York City, where, in her early to mid-twenties, she became part of the circle of leading artists and writers of Europe and Mexico. She married Bolivian composer Velasco Maidana.

Sold At Lone Star Art Auction

Dorothy Hood
(1918 – 2000)

From My Garden

oil on canvas
70 x 60 inches
Sold for: $30,000