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Dorothea "Doppy" (Gramatky) Cooke

 (1908 - 2001)
Dorothea "Doppy" (Gramatky) Cooke was active/lived in Connecticut, New York, California.  Dorothea Cooke is known for children's book illustration, painting, etching.

Biography   Dorothea "Doppy" (Gramatky) Cooke

Born in Hollywood, CA on Oct. 10, 1908, Dorothy Cooke, whose nickname was "Doppy",  studied locally at the Chouinard Art Institute under Barse Miller and Pruett Carter.  She worked in Los Angeles as a commercial illustrator until 1936 when she and husband artist Hardie Gramatky moved to NYC.

She then illustrated for Jack & Jill magazines.

Mrs. Gramatky died in Westport, Connecticut on May 8, 2001.

Sunset Chamber of Commerce (LA), 1924
California WaterColor Society, 1929
California State Fair, 1929 (prize)
Arizona State Fair, 1929 (1st prize)

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Interview with the artist or his/her family; American Art Annual 1933; Who's Who in American Art 1936-40; Southern California Artists (Nancy Moure); Westport News, 5-18-2001 (obituary).

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