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Dorothy Hunter (1916 - March 7, 2013) was an artist in Bill Woggon's studio on the popular Archie title Katy Keene in the 1950s.

Life & CareerEdit

Originally from Dallas, Texas, Hunter graduated from Dallas Art Institute. During World War II, she lived in New York City while her husband Robert served in the Army. She worked doing fashion illustrations for Haire Publishing Company during that time.

In 1949, she and her husband moved to Santa Barbara, California. From there she worked on the Katy Keene and other Archie comics. She also co-founded The Foothill Artist's Workshop. In 1962, after her husband passed away, she co-founded a Bible study group for working women.

She remained active in the Santa Barbara arts scene throughout her adult life. She was a member of The Santa Barbara Art Association, the Group 16 collective , and at one point served as President the Goleta Valley Art Association. She had numerous gallery exhibitions at Gallery 113. She also worked in art supply stores, liaising with local colleges and putting on workshops. She was also the first of two Santa Barbara Artists invited to publish in the book Artists of Southern California.

In 2006, she suffered a traumatic brain injury, then passed away in 2013 of complications due to low blood pressure.

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