WE BUY Dorothy Brett
Dorothy Brett (1883 - 1977)
As the daughter of a close advisor to Queen Victoria, Dorothy Brett enjoyed a privileged upbringing in London, England. She studied in London, at the Slade School of Art for four years and at University College. As an aristocrat, she had the opportunity to paint portraits of several English celebrities. Counted among her friends were Katherine Mansfield, Virginia Woolf, George Bernard Shaw, and D.H. and Frieda Lawrence.
When Mabel Dodge Luhan extended an invitation to the Lawrences to visit Taos in 1924, Brett accompanied them. When the Lawrences moved on, Brett stayed behind establishing permanent residence in Taos. In 1938, she became a citizen of the United States. Brett was deaf by the age of 27 and is often remembered for the brass ear-trumpet she carried along with her. Throughout her extensive career, Brett painted portraits, landscapes, single Indian dancers, mystic or symbolic pieces, and, said to be her favorite subject, the Taos Indian celebrations. Like many of her European contemporaries, Brett’s interest in Native Americans stemmed from seeing Buffalo Bill’s touring Wild West Show.
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