HELEN BERTHA DOOLEY, California Modernist, Abstract Monterey Landscape
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ArtSanDiego is pleased to have been a Patron Sponsor of the 2005 - 2010 California Art Club Gold Medal Exhibitions , held at the Pasadena Museum of California Art~~~~~~~~~~ Helen Bertha Dooley 1907 - 1994 California Modernist Landscape ABOUT THE ARTIST Helen Bertha Dooley (1907-1994) was born in San Jose, California on July 27, 1907. In 1928 she graduated with a BA degree from San Jose State University. She earned her MA degree from the Clairemont Graduate School in 1939. In the 1930's she studied at the San Francisco Art Institute, University of California, Berkeley, and at the Douglas Donaldson School of Design in Hollywood.
From 1937 to 1939 she was a Fellowship Assistant to Millard Sheets, and taught at the Scripps College, and the San Jose State University Summer School. In 1939 she became the Art Supervisor for the Kern County Schools, remaining there until 1948. In 1949 she accepted a professorship at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. She retired from that position in 1968 .
Dooley moved to the Monterey Peninsula in 1961 and was active in the art community there until her death on January 15, 1994. She was a long time artist member of the prestigious Carmel Art Association (she served on their Board of Directors on several occasions),... read more