|Dory Grade has been a professional artist for
more than 40 years. Versatile, she is equally comfortable with drawing,
oil, watercolor, acrylic, silkscreen, etching or lithographic
printmaking. Dory studied at Jepson Art Institute LA, Cal State
Fullerton, El Camino College, Otis Art Institute, UCLA, and under Master
painters Josef Silhavey & Robert E. Wood.
architectural tile and murals for Mosaic Tile Co. Nationally syndicated
illustrator for Lois Wyse' poetry "Day of Love". Chosen for her ability
to express, in line drawings, the human condition of love universal.
Forty years of teaching both privately and in the LA Adult Schools,
while raising 7 children, has led to concentration on fine arts as a way
Dory has published a line of prints and greeting cards, along with
original art from her life experiences. She has completed her 30th
successful exhibition at the famed Descanso Gardens in La
Canada-Flintridge. Art Associations throughout California have
invited Dory to demonstrate her unique ability in performance painting
inspired by nature.
Through the years, she has received many awards from competitions
throughout Southern California. The international competition,
"Art For The Parks", chose Dory's painting "Balance of Nature"
(middle thumbnail picture above) to be
included in the second 100 finalists in 1998.