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Frank Owen Dobson

(1886-1963), Sculptor

Sitter in 18 portraits
Artist of 8 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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Sir Osbert Sitwell, by Frank Owen Dobson - NPG 6320

Sir Osbert Sitwell

by Frank Owen Dobson
plaster cast of head, 1922
NPG 6320

Sir Osbert Sitwell, by Frank Owen Dobson - NPG 6321

Sir Osbert Sitwell

by Frank Owen Dobson
bronze head, 1994, based on a work of 1922
NPG 6321

Marion Dorn, by Frank Owen Dobson - NPG 6366

Marion Dorn

by Frank Owen Dobson
bronze bust, circa 1930-1931
NPG 6366

Cecil Beaton, by Frank Owen Dobson - NPG 7014

Cecil Beaton

by Frank Owen Dobson
bronze bust, 1930
NPG 7014

Margaret Rawlings (Lady Barlow), by Frank Owen Dobson - NPG D42715

Margaret Rawlings (Lady Barlow)

by Frank Owen Dobson
pencil on paper, circa 1936
NPG D42715


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