Artist, teacher and pilot Dorothy “Dot” Swain Lewis
An accomplished pilot, she served as a flight instructor during World War II, for the Navy and Women Airforce Service Pilots, then, as a WASP, flying the P-63, B-26 and P-40, among others. Afterward, she instructed and performed aerobatics in Florida, got married, then moved west teaching for 26 years at the Orme Ranch School in Arizona, and retiring to Idyllwild.
Her art includes paintings, drawings, lithographs, etchings, other print-making, ceramics, sculpture, the official portrait of U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno, and a series of cast-bronze statues installed at the U.S. Air Force Academy Honor Court, Neillsville, Wis., Sweetwater, Texas, and College Park, Md. Please visit her online gallery at www.dotlewis.com.
Learn more about Dorothy “Dot” Swain Lewis in WASP PROFILES!