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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.
by Unknown photographer
vintage press print, circa 1925
On display at Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham, UK in the exhibition The Modernist Portrait In Britain: Dobson, Smith & Contemporaries