Dorothy Stratton King, Printmaker

Painter and printmaker Dorothy Stratton King (1909-2007) worked most of her career in California and was a founding member of the Washington Printmakers Gallery.

Her prints and paintings are part of numerous private collections in the United States and abroad, as well as the Georgetown University Fine Print Collection, the former Corcoran Gallery of Art, the National Museum of Women in the Arts and the National Museum of American history in Washington, DC.

Her work has also graced the walls of the World Bank, the Tunisian Ministry of Culture, the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in Russia, the Long Beach Museum of Art and U.S. embassies through the Arts in Embassies program.

[Modernists have influenced her work,] “But over the years she has wrought her own special, rather brooding and gestural style on them to come up with something that is unmistakably hers… At her best, Stratton’s pictures convey a great deal of movement; a sense of sprawling from the center with suppressed energy.”
— Michael Welzenbach, review, The Washington Post, 1992