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Dorothy Seckler

 (1910 - 1993)
Dorothy Gees Seckler was active/lived in New York, Massachusetts, Maryland.  Dorothy Seckler is known for Abstract art, educator.

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Dorothy Gees Seckler was born in 1910 in Baltimore, MD.  She graduated from the Maryland Institute, where she was awarded a traveling scholarship that took her to Europe in the early 1930's.  When she returned to the US, she relocated to New York, where at the height of the Depression, she earned money doing illustrations and designing department store windows.  She took a Masters Degree in Art History and Art Education at Columbia, and during WWII was head of an illustration unit in the Army's Judge Advocate General's Office.

In 1937 she married Jerome Seckler, a young New Yorker studying art and music and active in the progressive politics of the day.  He went off to war in 1942, leaving her with a newborn son.   ...  Displaying 750 of 2178 characters.

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