"The Panamints" oil painting by Marie Dorothy Dolph. This image of the desert and mountains near Twenty Nine Palms, California measures 3 1/2" by 4 1/2". The frame which measures 5 14" by 6 1/4" is original to the piece and the corners have been bumped.
Born and raised in Baraboo, Wisconsin, Marie Dorothy Dolph (1884 - 1979) painted until she was 94, mostly of Wyoming ranches and landscapes, the Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, Mount Hood, Oregon sights, and the deserts of California and wildlife including buffalo and wild horses. Dolph lived for a number of years outside of Casper, Wyoming near the famed Goose Egg Ranch with her husband Royal Dolph. She would paint through the harsh Wyoming winters and travel to Yellowstone National park to sell her creations to the tourists.
As most of her works were miniatures they were perfect to pack into a visitor's suitcase and now her works are appreciated by collectors around the world. Dolph is listed in Dowdy's, Who's Who, Davenports etc., and is only one of two listed Wyoming women artists.