LOIS DODD is an influential American painter, with work included in major corporate collections, museums in the U.S. and abroad and in numerous prestigious solo and group shows. Mario Naves wrote, “she paints lucid canvases with a taut resolution between representation and form.” Hilton Kramer, who writes often about Dodd in the National Review, and The New York Observer, says that WOMEN AT WORK, her 2001 Caldbeck Gallery exhibit, caused “something of a sensation even among her devoted admirers,… (with) its painterly invention, and the richness of its pictorial allusions,…with an undercurrent of irony and humor,… and high-octane painterly virtuosity.” She is the recipient of many awards, including the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters 1991 Purchase Prize. Memberships include the American Academy Institute of Arts and Letters, National Academy of Design, Colby College Museum Advisory Board, and the Skowhegan School Board of Governors. Her work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Brooklyn College, Bryn Mawr College, Colby College, Cooper Hewitt Art Museum, Dartmouth College Art Museum, Farnsworth Art Museum, National Academy of Design, , National Gallery, Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Museo dell ‘Arte, Udine, Italy, Portland Museum of Art, Springfield Art Museum, Wadsworth Atheneum, Whitney Museum Print Collection, Chase Manhattan Bank of North America, Ciba-Geigy Corporation, First National City Bank, Metropolitan Life Insurance, R.J.Reynolds Industries, and more. In Maine, she is represented by Caldbeck.