Untitled (Abstract), 1955
24.5 x 18 in
Image dimensions: 18.5 x 11.75 inches
Signature: Lower right
Dorothy Clark Morang (1906-1994) was born in Richmond, Maine. She met Alfred Morang in 1925, and they were married in 1930. They lived in Portland, Maine for a number of years, and moved to Santa Fe in 1937 to alleviate the symptoms of Alfred’s tuberculosis.
Dorothy and Alfred divorced in 1950, but she looked out for him for the rest of his life and arranged the transfer of his estate to a Morang relative after his death in 1958. Dorothy was an impressive painter in her own right—here she draws inspiration from the Transcendental Painting Group, for which her husband acted as press secretary. She worked for many years at the New Mexico Museum of Fine Arts, primarily as a curator.
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