Brief Biography

Oil Pastel and Ebony Pencil with Turpentine
Oil Pastel and Ebony Pencil with Turpentine on Paper

Dorothy L. Merk was born in Sanger California on June 21, 1934. She studied art at Fresno State College (1952-59) and the San Francisco Art Institute (1959) under Frank Lobell. She graduated from the Otis Art Institute (Los Angeles) with high distinction, in 1964, with her Masters of Fine Art. She studied under Richard Haines and Joe Muganini.