Dorothy Fratt: Paint The Town Red: Dorothy Fratt
Pazo Fine Art is pleased to announce Dorothy Fratt: Paint The Town Red, a retrospective exhibition featuring over thirty works and offering an insightful look at the artist’s oeuvre.
Dorothy Fratt (August 10, 1923 - July 7, 2017) was a known member of the Washington Color School and Color Field Movement. She is proclaimed for her use of vibrant colors and inventive approaches to space. A prolific artist, she produced a substantial body of work during her long life and career.
In her early years, Fratt won scholarships to Mount Vernon College, the Corcoran School of Art, and the Phillips Memorial Gallery Art School-all in Washington, D.C. In addition, she studied painting with artists Nikolai Cikovsky and Karl Knaths. She later dedicated an essential part of her time to teaching, first at Mount Vernon College in Washington, D.C. (1946-1951) and later through private instruction in painting and color theory after settling in Phoenix, Arizona (1958- 1972).
Her first solo show was held at the City Library in Washington, D.C. in 1946. It was followed by solo and group exhibitions throughout her life and even after. She had a major retrospective in 1980 at the Scottsdale Center for the Arts in Arizona. Titled Dorothy Fratt: 1970–1980, it covered her artistic production during that decade.
Today her work is part of the collections of prestigious museums and institutions around the world, such as New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico; Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix; Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff; Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson; and the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, Arizona; the Hilliard Art Museum, University of Louisiana, Lafayette, Louisiana; the Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Spring, California; the Corcoran Gallery, Washington, DC; Städtische Galerie, Paderborn; and Museum Art Plus, Donaueschingen, Germany.
A catalogue with an essay by Dr. Ashley Busby will be published to accompany this exhibition.
November 19th, 2022 - January 19th, 2023
Opening reception: Saturday, November 19th, 2022
4228 Howard Ave Kensington MD 20895
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