Dorothy Eugenie Brett
(1883 - 1976)
Dorothy Eugenie Brett was active/lived in New Mexico / England. Dorothy Brett is known for fantasy naive Indian-ceremonial painting.
Biography Dorothy Eugenie Brett
Born in London, England, to a wealthy family with ties to royalty, she
became a noted long-time resident artist of Taos, New Mexico. She
grew up in the court of Queen Victoria and took dancing lessons with
the Queen's grandchildren. She saw her first American Indian when
she was age five attending a performance in London of Buffalo Bill's
Wild West Show. She determined to be an artist, which was counter
to her parent's social expectations of her, and she enrolled in the
Slade School of Art in 1910 and graduated six years later. Titled
the "Honorable Dorothy Brett," she also attended University College.
began painting portraits of English celebrities including novelist D.H.
Lawrence, and she went
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