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Frank Owen Dobson

British (18 November 1886 – 22 July 1963)

Frank Dobson was born in central London and grew up in Clerkenwell. His mother was Alice Mary Owen and his father, who was also named Frank Dobson, was a commercial artist who specialized in bird and flower designs for greeting card companies.

Frank Dobson moved to Newlyn in Cornwall, where he met Augustus John who used his influence and contacts to enable Dobson to stage a one-man show at the Chenil Gallery in London in 1914.

At the start of World War Two, Dobson and his second wife, whom he had married in 1931, moved to Bristol, where a large retrospective of his work was held in March 1940. Frank Dobson lived in the city throughout the Bristol Blitz and like several other 20th Century artists painted the ruins of churches destroyed in the bombing.

Dobson was appointed head of sculpture at the Royal College of Art in 1946, a post he held until his retirement in 1953. For the Festival of Britain site on the South Bank of the Thames in 1951, Dobson created London Pride.

Frank Owen Dobson Paintings for Sale

All of the Frank Dobson pictures in the gallery, unless marked sold, are for sale and are available for purchase from ourselves. If you would like further information on any of our artworks, or you are interested in purchasing any of the pictures and you require additional images then please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to provide these on request.

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