Dorothy Brett

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DB , or Brett as she called herself, is chiefly remembered for the pictures she painted, first in London and then in Taos, New Mexico, in the first half of the twentieth century. Her one published book is a memoir of her revered friend D. H. Lawrence . She also left voluminous unpublished life-writings: letters, diaries.
Faded black-and-white photo of a middle-aged Dorothy Brett outdoors, with trees behind her. She is wearing a white open-neck shirt, and another figure appears to have been cropped from the picture.
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Milestones

10 November 1883
DB was born atNo. 2 Tilney Street in Mayfair, London, the third in a family of four.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
April 1933
Lawrence and Brett, DB 's only published book, was released to the American public, to join an ever-growing canon of memoirs concerning the lately departed D. H. Lawrence .
Hignett, Sean. Brett. Franklin Watts, 1985.
219-20
December 1970
DB , having refused to participate in a festival marking forty years since the death of D. H. Lawrence, drafted the one of several supplements to her account in Lawrence and Brett of her time spent with Lawrence in Ravello.
Hignett, Sean. Brett. Franklin Watts, 1985.
190
27 August 1977
DB died in hospital in Taos, New Mexico, USA, of congestion of the lungs.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Biography

DB chose to refer to herself by surname only, Brett, in the tradition of Slade school students.

Birth and Family