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Dorothy HoodDorothy Hood Extensor of the Sky 

Extensor of the Sky, 1970 
Oil on canvas
Fondren Library, East Lobby     
Gift of Louisa Stude Sarofim

Nebula at the Edge of Time
, 1979
Oil on canvas
Fondren Library, East Lobby     
On loan from the collection of Myron F. Steves, Jr. & Rowena M. Young

Rice University will loan two important works in its collection by American artist Dorothy Hood to the Art Museum of South Texas in Corpus Christi. In late 2016, Extensor of the Sky and Nebula at the Edge of Time will be included in the retrospective exhibition, Dorothy Hood: The Color of Being/Dorothy Hood: El Color del Serwhich will be on view from September 29, 2016 until January 8, 2017. 

Dorothy Hood Extensor of the Sky

About the Artist:

Born in 1919 in Bryan, Texas, Hood studied at the Rhode Island School of Design and the renowned Art Students League in New York City in the early 1940s. She also lived in Mexico for much of her early life, working amidst the intelligentsia of mid-century Mexico, including Jose Orozco and Pablo Neruda. Hood eventually returned to Houston in the early 1960s, earning gallery representation, and becoming an instructor at what is now the Glassell School of Art, and exhibited her work at a national scale throughout her lifetime. Her adventurous and striking style in the mediums of painting, drawing and collage distinguished her as a significant figure in both Mexican and American Modernism. Her work resides in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Menil Collection, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, among many other institutions. To learn more about Dorothy Hood and her important contribution to the history of art, click here.

Photos by Tom Dubrock.