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Dorr Bothwell
Date: American painter, muralist, and draftsman, 1902–2000
Biography: Bothwell was born in San Francisco and studened at the California School of Fine Arts under Gottardo Piazzoni and Rudolf Schaeffer. She traveled widely between 1928 and 1932 (including a lengthy stay in Samoa), when she settled in San Diego. In 1934 she moved to Los Angeles where she joined the post-surrealist group around artists Helen Lundeberg and Lorser Feitelson. She painted murals for the Federal Arts Project and learned screen printing. With Marlys Mayfield she wrote Notan: On the Interaction of Positive and Negative Space (1968), an influential design text.