• Myra Bairstow

Remembering Dorothy Donovan Hale


Dorothy Donovan Hale was born on January 11, 1905 in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania to Emma and James Patrick Donovan. Dorothy moved to New York City at age Eighteen and worked as a model, dancer and actress. In 1928, she married muralist Gardner Hale. Dorothy’s premature and tragic death in 1938 was hauntingly memorialized on canvas by iconic artist and friend, Frida Kahlo.

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