A Survey of Women Artists Working in California, 1860-1960

Dorothy Stratton King, print, artist, female artist, emerging from the shadows book, moon imagePublished in the April 23, 2018 edition of the “Journal of the Print World” was a featured article on artist Dorothy Stratton King. Dorothy was one of the female artists presented in the four-volume “Emerging from the Shadows.”

Here is an excerpt from that article:

“Dorothy Stratton (1908-2007) moved easily between painting and printmaking throughout most of her career. Today, a full decade since her death, interest in the work she produced as a California midcentury modernist is growing as museums, scholars, and collectors rediscover her richly colored and elegant work.

A recent book, Emerging from the Shadows: A Survey of Women Artists Working in California, 1860-1960, features a lithograph and an abstract oil landscape. The City of San Diego this year secured the rights to use a color intaglio and oil painting for municipal marketing purposes. And Stratton’s work now shapes the permanent holdings of the print archives of the National Museum of American History in Washington, DC, which last year added several of her prints and plates to its vast collection of historically significant holdings.

Stratton is “one of these women who thankfully is now being given renewed attention for her thoughtful and very distinct body of work,” said Maurine St. Gaudens, who wrote Emerging from the Shadows.”

To read the full article, please click on this link: Journal of the Print World Features Dorothy Stratton King