Born in San Antonio, TX on Dec. 19, 1901. Dorothy Wagner was brought to northern California as a child of five. Her family settled in Half Moon Bay where she attended high school and became interested in an art career. At age 18 she enrolled at the CSFA for four years and then continued at the Schaeffer School of Design and with Beniamino Bufano. During the 1930s she was associated with the Public Works of Art Project and, under their auspices, she and Helen Forbes painted murals in the Mother House at the San Francisco Zoo and in the Merced Post Office. She was equally skilled in oil, tempera, and watercolor. After her divorce from Raymond Puccinelli, she married Austin Cravath (brother of artist Ruth Cravath) in 1941. She then live
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Art of Treasure Island; American Art Annual
1933; Who's Who in American Art
1936-41; Who's Who in California
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