Petroglyphs and Pictographs
Sacred Prehistoric Art of the American West
Dorothy Graden is an award winning contemporary artist whose art is inspired by Ancient Visions, prehistoric art of the Americas. Many of these sites hold spiritual powers, and many are shamanic, although, some say her art looks futuristic. Some say it is Japanese Art inspired. For over 30 years she has been traveling through the American west to photograph and draw prehistoric rock art. These rock art images were incised, pecked, abraded and painted on cave and canyon walls and boulders. Rock Art has been found on every continent except Antarctica. Some sites are 30,000 years old.
As all artists, Dorothy is inspired by personal experiences. She has explored the world of the seas scuba diving with her family.

Ms Graden has presented her field work on rock art at the Russian Academy of Science in Moscow at University College Cork, Ireland and at the University of Innsbruck in Austria (2014). Her photographs have been published in the Theosophical Society's journal, Quest. She also presents, lectures and exhibits her drawings and ceramic sculptures at various venues throughout the Midwest and the Chicago area.

She draws with great admiration, respect and humility for the ancients who inspire her work.

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Ms Graden was represented by the ANN NATHAN GALLERY IN CHICAGO until Ann's retirement in 2016. Thank you Ann for your years of dedication to the Art World.
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