Frank Dobson 1886-1963
Frank Dobson (1886-1963) is now considered one of the pioneers of modern British sculpture. Born in London, he attended Leyton School of Art from 1900-1902. He then studied under sculptor Sir William Reynolds-Stephens from 1902-4. Between 1906-1910 he was at Hospitalfield Art Institute, Arbroath and then from 1910-1912 at the City and Guilds School, Kennington.
He worked both in bronze and stone although made some wood carvings prior to the outbreak of WWI. He showed internationally and gained a reputation for his classical nudes. He became one of the most esteemed sculptors of his time, and was Professor of Sculpture at the Royal College of Art between 1946-53.
Dobson is represented in many public galleries, including the Tate Gallery. There was an Arts Council memorial exhibition in 1966 and more recently there was a major retrospective at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds, in 1994.
Frank Dobson 1886-196320 Jun - 7 Jul 2012 LondonFrank Dobson was born in Acton Street, St Pancras, London on 18 November 1886. His father was a commercial artist, and young Frank was introduced to the technical aspects of painting at an early age. His father also fostered in him a love and respect for fine art by taking...