Item No: A6084
About this item:
Size: 60.5 x 50cm
Artist: Attributed to Frank Dobson R.A. (1886 - 1963)
Signed: Verso (F Dobson)
Medium: Oil On Board
A superb oil on panel attributed to Frank Dobson R.A., and signed to verso (all as photographed).
Condition: The piece in superb, original condition and housed in original frame.
About The Artist
Frank Dobson R.A. (1888 – 1963) was a British artist and sculptor.
Dobson attended the Hastings School of Art and was then an apprentice in the studio of Sir William Reynolds-Stephens. From 1910 to 1912 he attended the City and Guilds of London Art School in Kennington, South London and served in The Artists Rifles during the First World War.
He began his career as a painter, and his early work was influenced by cubism, vorticism, and futurism. After World War I, however, he turned increasingly toward sculpture in a more or less realist style. From 1946 to 1953 Dobson was Professor of Sculpture at the Royal College of Art and was elected to the Royal Academy in 1953.
While Dobson was one of the most esteemed artists of his time, after his death his reputation declined with the move towards postmodernism and conceptual art. However, in recent years a revival has begun. Dobson is now seen as one of the most important British sculptors of the 20th century.