FRANK DOBSON CBE

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Selected Exhibitions

All venues in London unless otherwise stated
1913 July Allied Artist’s Association, Doré Galleries
1916 January – February Work by Members of the Artists’ Rifles, Leicester Galleries
1914 Frank Dobson, Paintings and Drawings, Chenil Galleries
1914 Allied Artists’ Association, Holland Park Hall
1920 Group X, Heal’s Mansard Gallery
1921 November Albert Rutherston, Paintings; Jean-François Millet, Drawings and Studies; Frank Dobson, Sculpture and Drawings, Leicester Galleries
1923 April The London Group, Spring exhibition, Heal’s Mansard Gallery
1924 XIV Venice Biennale
1924 Palace of Art, Empire Exhibition, Wembley
1924 Grafton Galleries
1924-26 Tri National Art New York, Paris, London, New Chenil Galleries 1925
1925 June London Group, R.W.S. Galleries
1925 Arts League of Service Exhibition: Cedric Morris Painting, Frank Dobson Sculpture, Marion V.Dorn textiles, W.S Murray Pottery
1926 European Artists Exhibition, tour to US and Canada
1926 International Exhibition, Dresden
1926 Bernard Adeney, Keith Baynes, Vanessa Bell, Frank Dobson, Duncan Grant, W.S Murray Pottery, Leicester Galleries
1926 XV Venice Biennale
1927 March – April Sculpture and Drawings by Frank Dobson, Leicester Galleries
1927 London Artists’ Association, Leicester Galleries
1928 XVI Venice Biennale
1928 London Group Retrospective 1914 – 28, New Burlington Gallery

1929 Exhibition of Contemporary British Sculpture, The Museums Association Circulating Collection

1930 Some Contemporary Sculptors; Drawings and Sculpture by Epstein, Moore, Dobson, Gaudier-Brzeska, Zwemmer Gallery

1930 Royal Glasgow Institute

1931 Small Bronzes, Terracottas, Drawings by Frank Dobson, Arthur Tooth & Sons

1932 XVIII Venice Biennale

1932 Frank Dobson; English Landscapes in Watercolour, Thomas Agnew & Son

1933 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition (also exhibited 1934, 1936, 1939, 1942- 48,
1950 – 1958, 1964)

1934 Watercolours and Drawings by Paul Nash and Frank Dobson, Redfern Gallery

1935 April – May Sculpture and Drawings by Frank Dobson, Leicester Galleries

1936 November – December Terracottas by Frank Dobson, Brygos Gallery

1938 October – November Frank Dobson: Studies for the Mural at the Canadian Pavilion, Empire Exhibition, Glasgow, G.T.Nicholson Ltd

1940 March – April Exhibition of Sculpture and Drawings by Frank Dobson, Museum and Art Gallery, Bristol

1944 November Royal Glasgow Institute

1947 Victoria and Albert Museum British Council Australian Tour

1948 & 1951 May – September Open Air Sculpture, London County Council / Arts Council of Great Britain, Battersea Park

1951 Ten Decades, A Review of British Taste 1851 – 1951, Arts Council, Festival of Britain, Institute of Contemporary Arts

1954 November An Important Exhibition of Sculptures and Drawings by Frank Dobson C.B.E, R.A., Leicester Galleries

1956 Contemporary British Art, Oslo and Copenhagen

1956 July – August Wyndham Lewis and Vorticism, Arts Council of Great Britain, The Tate Gallery

1960 Contemporary Art Society 50th Anniversary Exhibition, Tate Gallery

1964 The London Group (Obituary of Frank Dobson)

1966 January – February Drawings and Small Sculptures by Frank Dobson 1886 – 1963, Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield

1966 June – July Frank Dobson: Memorial Exhibition, Arts Council Gallery

1966 Vision and Design, Arts Council

1970 December – January Frank Dobson, Watercolours and Drawings, Hamet Gallery

1978 Twentieth Century Portraits, National Portrait Gallery

1981 British Sculpture in the Twentieth Century, Whitechapel Gallery

1982 December – January Frank Dobson, Drawings and Carvings, Anthony d’Offay Gallery

1984 May – June Frank Dobson; Drawings, Watercolour Landscapes and Small Sculpture, Gillian Jason Gallery

1985 February – November Painting in Newlyn 1900 – 1930, Barbican Art Gallery and Tour

1986 Sculpture Between the Wars, The Fine Art Society

1987 British Art in the Twentieth Century, Royal Academy of Arts

1988 Modern British Sculpture from the Collection, Tate Gallery, Liverpool

1994 October – December Frank Dobson Selected Sculpture 1915 – 1954, The Henry Moore Sculpture Trust, Leeds

1994 October – November Frank Dobson, Sculpture and Drawings, Jason & Rhodes
 

 

Selected Bibliography
1981 Robert Hopper, True and Pure Sculpture: Frank Dobson, 1886-1963, Kettles Yard, Cambridge
1994 Neville Jason, The Sculpture of Frank Dobson, Henry Moore Foundation, Lund Humphries (Catalogue By L Thomson-Pharaoh)

Public Collections
Tate Britain; National Portrait Gallery, London; Arts Council of Great Britain; British Council; Courtauld Institute Galleries; Imperial War Museum, London; Bristol Museums and Art Gallery; The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge; Huddersfield Art Gallery; Manchester City Art Galleries; City of Aberdeen Art Gallery; Middlesborough Museum and Art Gallery; The National Trust; Portsmouth Art Gallery; Royal Albert Memorial Museum; Stoke-on-Trent Museum & Art Gallery; Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery; Dorset County Museum; Bradford Museum and Art Gallery; Art Gallery of Ontario, Canada

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