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Frank Owen Dobson (1886-1963), Sculptor

Sitter in 18 portraits
Artist of 7 portraits
The son of an artist, Dobson trained at the Leyton School of Art and was apprenticed to the sculptor Sir William Reynolds-Stephens. His first solo show in 1914 at the Chenil Galleries was of paintings and drawings. He enlisted into the Artists' Rifles in World War I. In 1920 he exhibited alongside Wyndham Lewis with 'Group X' and had his first solo sculpture show at the Leicester Galleries in 1921. He was an Official War artist during World War II and Professor of Sculpture at the Royal College of Art from 1946-1953.

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Augustus John; Constantin Brancusi; Frank Owen Dobson

by Unknown photographer
vintage press print, circa 1925
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Frank Owen Dobson

by Howard Coster
bromide print, 1929
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Frank Owen Dobson

by Howard Coster
bromide print, 1929
On display in Room 33 at the National Portrait Gallery
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Frank Owen Dobson

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1929
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Frank Owen Dobson

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1929
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Frank Owen Dobson

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1929
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Frank Owen Dobson

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1929
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Frank Owen Dobson

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1929
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Frank Owen Dobson

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1929
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Frank Owen Dobson

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1929
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Frank Owen Dobson

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1929
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Frank Owen Dobson

by Cecil Beaton
bromide postcard print on album page, 1930
On display in Room 33 at the National Portrait Gallery
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Frank Owen Dobson

by Cecil Beaton
bromide postcard print on album page, 1930
On display in Room 33 at the National Portrait Gallery
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Frank Owen Dobson; Sir Edward Howard Marsh

by Humphrey Spender
modern bromide print from original negative, 1938
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Frank Owen Dobson

by Elliott & Fry
quarter-plate negative, 1953
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Frank Owen Dobson

by Unknown photographer
bromide print
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Frank Owen Dobson

by Berenice Abbott
vintage bromide print, circa 1923
On display in Room 33 at the National Portrait Gallery
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Frank Owen Dobson

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1929
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