Irene Dodd (born 1941) “Persian Reflections in Orchid”
watercolor on paper, 16” x 24”, signed and dated 1985 lower right.
Provenance: “Art by American Women”,
The Louise and Alan Sellers Collection Marietta, GA.
Exhibitions: Marietta /Cobb Museum of Art
Sept 20-Dec 20, 1997
Brenau College, Gainesville, GA,
Apr. 20-Jun. 15, 1991 and Apr. 2-May, 1992,
Colquitt County Arts Center, Moultrie, GA,
Macon Museum of Arts and Sciences, Macon, GA,
Kennesaw State College, Marietta, GA.
Illustrated: “Painting by Women, Selections
from the Collection of Louise and Alan Sellers”,
Marietta, GA pages 16-17.
Born/lived: Athens, GA; Cortona, Italy.
Known: as a watercolor artist in realism and abstract. She was the daughter of Lamar Dodd, one of the most important 20th century artists. He was the Head of the Art Department at the University of Georgia from 1938 until he was named Chairman Emeritus, Division of Fine Arts, in 1976.
Studied: Duke University; University of Georgia; summer artist-in-residence in Cortona, Italy.
Exhibited: in over 80 juried, invitational, group and one person shows, including exhibitions throughout the United States and Europe. Selected exhibits include the National Arts Club in New York, the Southwest National Watercolor exhibition, a one person show and “Paintings by American Women, Selections from the Collection of Louise and Alan Sellars”, Marietta, GA, the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art from the Sept 20-Dec. 20, 1997. This collection was also exhibited at Brenau College, Gainesville, GA, Apr. 20-Jun. 15, 1991 and Apr. 2-May, 1992, Colquitt County Arts Center, Moultrie, GA, Macon Museum of Arts and Sciences, Macon, GA, and Kennesaw State College, Marietta, GA. She was also featured in the in the book Paintings by Women, Selections from the Collection of Louise and Alan Sellars, pages 16-17.
Taught: at Valdosta State College in Valdosta, Georgia. From 1972 has served as Head of the Department of Art and in 1981 was named a full Professor, retired in 2002.
Work: In 1972 and 1973 she was commissioned by the national Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), to record in art the Apollo XVII and Skylab IV missions; Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum; Valdosta State College in Valdosta, Georgia; the University of Georgia.
Publications: in 1981 she illustrated a book by Dr. Spencer King Sr., “Darien, The Death and Rebirth of a Southern Town”.
|Artist First Name||Irene|
|Artist Last Name||Dodd|
|Artist's Dates||born 1941|
|Materials||watercolor on paper|
|Markings||signed and dated 1985 lower right|
|Size||16” x 24”|
|Comments||This painting is nicely matted, framed, under glass and in excellent condition.|