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Dorothea Litzinger

In her short life, Dorothea Litzinger earned a reputation as a promising painter for her vibrant paintings of flowers. Litzinger studied at the Pratt Institute in New York, then spent two years at the National Academy of Design from 1908–1910. Though she married an attorney, John W. Thompson, she kept her own name. She served as director of the Art Alliance and was a member of the Allied Artists of America, which offered juried exhibitions of gifted artists. She also exhibited annually through the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts and held a solo exhibit of her work at New York’s Ralston Gallery in 1924. She was praised as a decorative painter for her screens, panels, and canvasses of vases full of flowers and flowering gardens, the plants seeming vibrant and bursting with life. Outside her work, she was also active in her community, chairing the Beekman Hill Association’s executive committee, which led a campaign to organize local children to clean up litter. She died of pneumonia weeks before her thirty–sixth birthday.

More on Dorothea Litzinger
Date of Birth
January 20, 1889
Place of Birth
Cambria County, Pennsylvania
Date of Death
January 5, 1925

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Dorothea Litzinger." (Viewed on November 13, 2018) <>.


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