Born in Dallas, TX on Sept. 10, 1908 into a pioneer Texas family. (Her grandfather was mayor of Dallas, and Brownsville, Texas is named for him.) Dorothy Reno moved to California with her family at age ten and settled in San Mateo. After graduating from Mills College, she obtained an M.A. degree from UC Berkeley. She wed radio announcer John B. Grover in 1931 and settled in Oakland. In 1971 she bought the former home of artist Glenn Wessels in Berkeley where she remained until her death on May 5, 1975. Books she illustrated include Beaks of Eagles (1936), Foghorn by Gertrude Atherton (1937), and other Grabhorn Press books. Exh: GGIE, 1939; UC, 1940 (award); SFAA, 1944 (prize); SFMA; Raymond Gallery (SF), 1945.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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