Otis Dozier

1904 – 1987



Forney, Texas


Modernist figure, landscape and still life painting

Otis Marion Dozier is noted as a member of a group of Texas regionalist artists known as the “Dallas Nine”. His style was characterized by brilliant colors and strong forms, often focusing on the plight of farmers affected by the Great Depression.

Dozier was born in Forney, Texas in 1904. Raised on a farm in Mesquite, Texas with three siblings, his surroundings provided the materials that allowed him to cultivate a love for nature and wildlife. He once said, “youve got to start from where you are and hope to get to the universal.” His surroundings became a primary focus for subject matter in his art.

Sold At Lone Star Art Auction

Otis Dozier
(1904 – 1987)

Davis Mountains

, 1970
oil on canvas
30 x 48 inches
Sold for: $10,800