American Social Realist Painter (1908 — 1961)
One of four sisters and two brothers, Dorothy Alden Johnson Deyrup was the eldest daughter of Alvin Saunders Johnson, founder of the New School for Social Research, and Edith Henry Alden Johnson.
Early on, Dorothy studied privately with painter and portrait artist, Robert Hallowell, whose portraits included the study of John Reed, and then she graduated from Barnard College in New York City. It is likely that Hallowell introduced his pupil to the Montross Gallery.
Growing up on the Johnson estate in Upper Nyack, New York, the young Dorothy appreciated her neighbor, Edward Hopper's, work, however, she strove not to be influenc
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