Dorrit Black was a graphic designer, painter, and printmaker from Australia. Dorrit Black was born in Adelaide, Australia in the year 1891. Black was renown for being one of few women involved in the field of graphic design.
The artist received an excellent art education beginning with the South Australian School of Arts and Crafts. Black also attended the Julian Ashton Art School. She also attended the Grosvenor School of Art in London where she became interested in the modernist approach to design. Black also studied at Andrew L’Hote’s academy in Paris, France.
Black is associated with the Modernist style of design.
Price range information: Black painted in oils, watercolors, and gouache. She is best known for her linocut prints. Prices range from $5,000 to $100,000 U.S. Dollars.
Dorrit Black passed away in 1951 in a car accident. She was 59 years of old.
In this clip a montage of works by Dorrit Black:
Works by the artist can be found in the permanent collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra.
Dorrit Black is an often overlooked artist when it comes to the great Australian Modernists. She had an excellent sense of design. Her work reminds me of contemporary illustrator who has worked with Disney Studios for many years, Lorelay Bove.