Doris Emrick Lee
(1905 - 1983)
Doris Emrick Lee was active/lived in New York, Florida, Illinois. Doris Lee is known for figure, genre and portrait painting, illustration.
Biography Doris Emrick Lee
An American Scene* painter of realistic subjects in a style that
combined Realism* and Modernism*, Doris Lee settled in Woodstock, New York,
having followed her teacher and husband, Arnold Blanch. Her
subject matter reflects her Midwestern heritage as well as big-city
industrial scenes and shows her wide-ranging quest for a national
identity, which was typical of many of her peers in the 1930s.
In 1935, she got national attention for her painting, Thanksgiving,
which, painted in a carefree naive manner, showed a kitchen scene of
bustling, humorous activity. The work won the Logan Purchase
Prize at the Art Institute of Chicago*, but Mrs. Logan, the sponsor of
the contest, was so angered by the choice that s
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