Frank Dobson, RA (1886-1963)

Head Study for Pax
  • 1935, red chalk
  • 32 by 23 cm.; 12 ½ in by 9 in.
  • Pax was one of the sculptor’s most important works. The exaggerated features of the stylised female head may have been inspired by African sculptures and the works of Picasso.
  • Provenance: The Artist’s Estate Gillian Jason Gallery Literature: Sculpture of Frank Dobson, Published by Henry Moore Foundation, 1994, ref 102


Frank Dobson, RA (1886-1963)

Sculptor, draughtsman and painter in oil and watercolour. Although he made his first wood carving just before World War I, Dobson’s first one man show, at the Chenil Galleries in 1914 was of paintings and drawings. He enlisted during the war and after had his first one man show of sculpture at the Leicester Galleries in 1921. During the inter-war years Dobson consolidated his reputation, becoming known as a traditionalist. Exhibited widely.

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