National Museum of Women in the Arts
Dotty Attie
March 20 1938 - present
Photograph of Dotty Attie, courtesy of the artist
Place of Birth:
Phonetic Spelling:
DAH-tee AT-tee
Minority status:
White non-Hispanic
Work Type/Media:
Drawings and prints, Painting
Artistic Role(s):
Painter, Printmaker
Artist's Statement:
Making art is a way of life for just about everyone who does it. Over the years I’ve come to slowly discover the ways of working that best suit my personality and character, in order to reach the goal of having everything about what I do—subject, medium, size, sources—represent who I am as accurately as possible. It may seem contradictory for someone who takes images and often text from other sources to feel her work is completely personal, but in fact, I do.

Statement courtesy of Dottie Attie

Other Occupation(s):
Lecturer, Professor
Place(s) of Residence:
New York
Where Trained/Schools:
The Art Students League of New York, New York, NY, USA (1967) Brooklyn Museum Art School, New York, NY, USA (1960) Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, PA, USA (1955-1959)
Related Visual Artists:
colleague of Howardena Pindell
Fellowships, grants and awards:
Grant, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC, USA (1983-1984, 1976-1977 ) Creative Arts and Public Service Grant, New York State Council on the Arts, New York, NY, USA (1976-1977, 1973-1974)
Earliest exhibition:
Dorothy Attie: Paintings, Castagno Gallery, New York, NY, USA (1966)
NMWA exhibition(s):
Presswork: The Art of Women Printmakers
Partners in Printmaking: Works from SOLO Impression
Artist retrospective(s):
Dotty Attie: Paintings and Drawings, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA, USA (1989)
Mother's Kisses, 1982
Mother's Kisses, 1982
An Adventure at Sea
Mother's Kisses
Mother's Kisses