Biografie von Doris Lucille PORTER (1898-?)

Birth place: Norfolk, VA

Addresses: Norfolk, VA; Burlington, NJ

Profession: Painter, lecturer, teacher, sculptor, lecturer

Studied: H. Breckenridge; Hans Hofmann in Munich and Capri, Italy, 1928; Cleveland Sch. Art; PAFA, 1933; Wayne State Univ. (B.A. & M.A. art educ.), 1937; Univ. Michigan (M.F.A., 1942); also with Zoltan & Vaclav Vytlacil.

Exhibited: Norfolk SA, landscapes, 1925-27 (3 prizes), portrait/landscape, 1929 (prize); S. Indp. A., 1927; Grosse Pointe Artists Award, 1933-34, 1937, 1950; NAD, 1933 (Lambert Award), 1934; PAFA Ann., 1933; VMFA, 1934; Detroit IA, 1939, 1941, 1943, 1946, 1948, 1953, 1955-56; Argent Gal., 1939 (solo); Mus. Arts & Sciences, Norfolk, 1940; Corcoran Gal. biennial, 1941; Detroit Soc. Women P&S, 1947 (prize), 1949 (prize), 1962-64; Michigan Artists, Toledo, 1949; Detroit Mus., 1950; Flint MA, 1950 (solo); Scarab Club, 1950; Palette & Brush Cl., 1951-52; Terry AI, 1952; Michigan WCS, 1952; VMFA, 1952; Univ. Michigan; Ann Arbor Women Painters, 1962-64; Ann Arbor Artists, 1962-64; Michigan Acad. Arts & Sciences.

Member: Norfolk Art Corner; Portrait Assn., Detroit; North Shore AA; Grosse Pointe Artists; SSAL; Norfolk SA; Redford AC; AFA; Ann Arbor AA; Michigan WCS; Ann Arbor Women Painters (pres.); Detroit Soc. Women P&S (life mem.; vice-pres., 1941); Women Painters of Ann Arbor (pres. & hon. founder, 1950); Palette & Brush, Detroit (founder & hon. pres., 1934); Tidewater Artists (publicity, 1970-72).

Work: portrait, Wythe House, Williamsburg, VA; TMA; Cranbrook Acad. Art; murals PAFA, Ford Sch., Highland Park, MI, 1935.; Norfolk Col. Commerce; Wayne Univ.; Michigan State Normal Col., Ypsilanti; Dearborn Hist. Soc.; Phila.; Cranbrook Mus., Bloomfield Hills, MI; Univ. Michigan. Commissions: mural, St. Mary's Hall, Burlington, VT, 1933; mural, Sweitzer (bust), Sweitzer School, Wayne, MI, 1965.

Comments: Painted portraits, landscapes, murals, still lifes in oils & watercolors. Teaching: Michigan State Normal College, 1939-41; Univ. Michigan, 1945; Wayne Public Schools, 1950-56; chmn., Art Section, Mich. Acad. Arts, Sciences & Letters, 1962-63. Owner & dir., Olde Towne Gal., Portsmouth, VA, 1970; hd., Frederick Col., Dartsmouth, VA.

Sources: WW73; WW47; WW66; Falk, Exh. Record Series; articles in newspapers reports of Michigan Acad. Arts, Sciences & Letters.

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