Size: 0.5 Linear feet
Summary: The scattered papers of painter Dorothy Hood measure 0.5 linear feet and date from 1955 to 1984. Found are biographical materials, a project file for a film, and slides of works of art. The bulk of the papers consist of printed materials concerning Hood's career and include clippings, exhibition announcements, catalogs, and posters.
Painter and sculptor Dorothy Hood (1919-2000) was active in Houston, Texas. Her mentor was José Clemente Orozco. She is known for combining the styles of Mexican surrealism and American Color Field School.
Dorothy Hood donated her papers to the Archives of American Art in 1984.
Material including eight scrapbooks, 1888-1981, containing clippings, exhibition catalogs and announcements, photographs, scattered letters and printed material were returned to the donor after microfilming onto reels 2153-2154, 2245, and part of 3440, for the Archives of American Art's Texas project, and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Processing of this collection received support from the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative.