Dorothy Loeb

Dorothy Loeb (1877–1971) was an American artist known for her easel art, prints, and murals. She traveled widely in the United States, Mexico, and overseas, residing and in action for the most share in Chicago, Manhattan, Eastern Massachusetts, and the State of Querétaro in Mexico. She was along with a children's art learned and proponent of far ahead education. Having conventional training at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students League of New York and having studied with artists in Munich and Paris, she adopted a variety of styles, ranging from representative to terribly abstract, and worked in a variety of media including oil upon canvas, oil on heavy coated paper, watercolor and ink upon paper, and monotype printing. She exhibited in prominent museums including the Art Institute of Chicago, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Worcester Art Museum, Wadsworth Atheneum, and Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. She also showed a mural at the 1933 Chicago World's Fair. Most critics responded positively to her feign but not all. At one extreme, a reviewer called her work "the categorically best in the supplementary art movement" while at the other, a critic said it was "dull, stiff, and lifeless".

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