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FANNY Y. CORY

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Fanny Young Cory, known as “Meetsy” by her family, was born in 1877. In 1895 an 18 year-old Fanny Young Cory attended the Metropolitan School of fine Arts in New York City. By the turn of the century, she was one of the best known illustrators in the country.

Read more here: Five Generations of Artists: Meet Fanny Y. Cory, known to her family as “Meetsy”

JACK DORSEY

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Jack is a lifelong resident of Washington State. He graduated from Seattle Pacific University. He has to his credit two one-man shows at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle and a one-man show in Tokyo, Japan. Jack Dorsey’s art has been collected by the Frye Art Museum and the LaConner Historical Museum along with numerous corporations and private collectors throughout the U.S.A and Canada.

Read more here: Five Generations of Artists: Meet Jack Dorsey

ANN CORY

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Ann Cory is the name Ann Cory Dodgson Dorsey uses in signing her artwork. She is something like artist royalty, being named after her national known grandmother, Fanny Y. Cory, who illustrated books and magazine covers and stories in the early 1900’s and later went on to have two syndicated comics strips for 25 – 30 years.

Ann had the privilege of watching her grandmother paint daily pictures and illustrate the comic strips during her growing up years. Also during these years, Ann was an active member of a family painting “club” (known as the “Grunt and Groan Club”) – which included her famous grandmother and other talented family members.

Five Generations of Artists: Meet Ann Cory

JASON DORSEY

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Jason Dorsey, Owner and Artistic Director of Sunnyshore Studio, was raised with paintbrushes in his hand. He was born in Seattle in 1969 and raised on Camano Island, WA. His dad and mom encouraged him as an artist from the earliest age.

Read more here:

Five Generations of Artists: Meet Jason Dorsey

APRIL NELSON

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Growing up in a family of artists gave April a wonderful opportunity to be exposed to fine art at a young age.  This exposure created an interest in and an appreciation for the arts, namely painting and drawing.

Read more here: Five Generations of Artists: Meet April Nelson

 JED DORSEY

 
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Jed Dorsey is an emerging artist born into a very artistic family. Sketch pads and paint brushes were always within reach. Much of his training has come from his dad, Jack Dorsey, a noted watercolor artist and teacher. In the year 2000, Jed began working in acrylics and has now developed his own distinct style with vibrant colors and the use of light. He has studied oils and acrylics under the teaching of Mike Svob, Ovanes Berberian, as well as the late Robert Genn.

In July 2016 Jed launched out as a full-time artist. Here are some of the paintings from a recent show Jed had at the Harrison Center for the Arts in Indianapolis, IN.

 

 

Read more here: Meet the Family of Artists: Jed Dorsey

 

 

 

 

5 thoughts on “Meet the Family of Artists

  1. I enjoyed reading about the family history and inspired by their creative expression that originated with their Grandmother!

    • Thanks Judy. It is an amazing legacy of art that I’ve been privileged to grow up in. This past October our family had a show in Indianapolis. It was so awesome to see the outpouring of creativity, beauty, as we showed our work – for the first time – all together.

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    • Wow, Tom, that is incredibly beautiful. I know mom and dad will be blown away and know they value your friendship very much. Makes my heart for different worlds of my life to be bound together in relationship.

  3. I always loved perusing the Dorsey Family Art Show each year at the fair. I also remember Ann’s Sunday School classes…always filled with art and explanation!

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