Dorothy Lake Gregory Moffett (1893-1975, American)

Dorothy Lake Gregory Moffett (1893-1975, American) showed an early talent and interest in art. She studied in Paris and afterwards at the Pratt Institute in New York as well as the Art Student League where she met her future husband, Ross Moffett.

Her style was eclectic and her main success came as an illustrator, illustrating over 20 books. However, her own artwork took second place to her family and the promotion of her husband’s work. Her husband, Ross Moffett (1888-1971) concentrated on depicting the life and landscapes of the Provincetown, Massachusetts area. After World War I, he became an important influence in American modernism.

Gregory exhibited her works in such prestigious venues as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art and the Art Institute of Chicago, and she also won numerous awards. A permanent collection of her works can be found in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the Library of Congress.

Her paintings of cats seem to revolve around her own black cat. However, one painting is of Gregory’s daughter, Betty, holding a cat in her arms.

She and her husband of 51 years are buried together and share a headstone in Provincetown Cemetery.

Black Cat on a Couch, Dorothy Lake Gregory Moffett

Black Cat on a Couch

 

 

 

Black Cat on a Couch Detail, Dorothy Lake Gregory

Black Cat on a Couch Detail

 

 

 

Black Cat, Dorothy Lake Gregory Moffett

Black Cat

 

 

 

Cat Looking out of a Window, Dorothy Lake Gregory Moffett

Cat Looking out of a Window

 

 

 

Dorothy Lake Gregory, The Cat

The Cat

 

 

 

Betty and Kitten, Dorothy Lake Gregory Moffett

Betty and Kitten

 

 

 

The Red Queen, the White Queen, and Alice, Lithograph Illustration, Dorothy Lake Gregory Moffett

The Red Queen, the White Queen, and Alice, Lithograph Illustration

 

 

 

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