Dorothy Browdy Kushner – California Modernist Painter

May 5, 2015

Dorothy Browdy Kushner Red mid 1960s

Dorothy Browdy Kushner, Red, casein on board, 40×30″, mid 60s.

With Mother’s Day around the corner, I’d like to pay tribute to my own mother by introducing  a project I’ve been working on for quite some time.

Dorothy Browdy Kushner was a committed and skilled California modernist painter. She was my first teacher, critic and supporter. For the last year, I have assembled  images of her work and biographical text into a website on her work.  I hope that this will serve to introduce her and her diverse works  to those interested in what women were painting in an earlier era.  I am convinced that there are many more stories like hers out there that are owed their due–women who painted from their hearts with gusto and intelligence, whose work is worth reassessment and enjoyment.  I invite you to peruse and enjoy  Dorothy’s artwork (and life) online. Your feedback and thoughts are welcome.
Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers, especially those whose creative work blended seamlessly with their commitments to motherhood to serve as an inspiration to those of us who have followed them.

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