Dorothy Westapher

Dallas, Texas
Born in Benton Harbor, Michigan, Dorothy Westapher studied with Marianna Roach, apprenticed with Andrew and Gerard Dickinson, and continued studies with Hugo Peller. She also attended workshops by Deborah Evetts, Don Etherington, and Bernard Middleton. She currently teaches at the School of Dallas Bookbinding Art, which she established in 1988.

Craft Guild of Dallas Special Mention for Design

Example Binding: 
Louise Labé. 
Zürich: Johannespresse, 1950.

Full leather binding of terra cotta red goatskin with bisque and red onlays; narrow white leather onlays on frame colored onlays. Gold tooling and title in gold on spine. Top edge gilt and gauffered.

Design Description: 
Full leather binding of dark red goatskin with onlays of gold and lighter red goatskin and inlays of mother of pearl. Center setting of red glass stone on front panel. Gold-tooled title and date on spine.


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