Frank Owen Dobson
Frank Owen Dobson
by Berenice Abbott
vintage bromide print, circa 1923
7 in. x 4 3/4 in. (178 mm x 121 mm)
Sitterback to top
- Frank Owen Dobson (1886-1963), Sculptor. Sitter in 18 portraits, Artist of 8 portraits.
This portraitback to top
This portrait, by Berenice Abbot, was probably taken in the Paris studio of Surrealist photographer Man Ray. Abbot became Man Ray's assistant in 1923 and established her own photographic studio in Paris in 1927.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 181
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Colour, Light, Texture: Portraits by Matthew Smith and Frank Dobson (5 August 2014 - 6 April 2015)
Events of 1923back to top
Current affairsStanley Baldwin begins the first of three terms of government as Conservative Prime Minister following the resignation of Andrew Bonar Law.
Art and scienceBolton Wanderers beat West Ham United in the first FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium. The Cup Final was held at Wembley every year except during the war until 2000.
InternationalHitler attempts to take power in Germany with the Munich Beer Hall Putsch. On the 8th November Hitler and the SA stormed a meeting of the ruling 'triumvirs' forcing them to support a march on Berlin. The coup, however, failed and Hitler was arrested and sentences to five years in prison.
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