Frank Dobson, RA (1886-1963)

Sleeping Nude
  • c.1940, black and white chalk on coloured paper
  • 32 by 48 cm.; 12 ½ by 19 in.
  • Provenance: The Artist’s Estate Gillian Jason Gallery Exhibited: London, Gillian Jason Gallery, Frank Dobson; Drawings and Small Sculptures, 1996, this image was used as front cover for the exhibition catalogue.


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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