Beatrice Wood (March 3, 1893 – March 12, 1998) was an American artist and studio potter, who late in life was dubbed the "Mama of Dada," and served as a partial inspiration for the character of Rose DeWitt Bukater in James Cameron's 1997 film, Titanic. Beatrice Wood died nine days after her 105th birthday in Ojai, California.
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... lauded the film and wrote, "Making a documentary about artist Beatrice Wood that is as full of life as its subject is probably impossible ... But producer-director Tom Neff's energetic Beatrice Wood Mama of Dada, which airs at 10 tonight on KCET-TV Channel 28, comes as close as you could ask...Among the most compelling sequences ... she were Japanese, as one of the interviewees in the film points out, Wood would have long ago been dubbed a living national treasure ...
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