Dorothy Morang

Dorothy Morang (1906–1994) was an American painter, pastelist, and active enthusiast of the Santa Fe art colony.

Dorothy Alden Clark was born in Bridgton, Maine upon November 24, 1906. Her further on formal breakdown was in music at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston and she taught piano throughout most of her life. She married artist/critic Alfred Morang June 13, 1930 and they moved to New Mexico in 1937 upon a doctor's assistance that Alfred needed a higher, drier climate.

Primarily self-taught, Morang painted abstract easel paintings subsequently the WPA Art Project from 1939–41 and forward-looking taught piano and music nod for the Music Project. She was united with the Transcendental Painting Group, but was not an qualified member. Her artwork has been exhibited in New Mexico and nationally. Notably, her behave was included in an exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum in New York in 1940, and presented in solo exhibitions at Paneras Gallery, New York, New York, in 1963 and 1965. She moreover worked in a variety of positions at the New Mexico Museum of Art from 1942 through 1963, including Curator of Fine Arts. Her play-act can be found in the collections of the New Mexico Museum of Art, University of New Mexico Fine Art Museum and West Texas Teacher's College Museum. In 1949 she helped found the Santa Fe Women Artists Exhibiting Group.

In 1950 Dorothy divorced Alfred Morang, and was remarried 15 years cutting edge to John C. Emmett. She died at the age of 88 on December 19, 1994.

An Art Directory of New Mexico, compiled and abbreviated by Reginald Fisher, Museum of New Mexico and School of American Research, 1947

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