by Scholes, Robert
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Frank Dobson (1888 - 1963)
He was born in London, where his father (also Frank) worked as a painter and illustrator. He studied under his father and in the studio of Sir William Reynolds-Stephens. He was a scholar at Hospitalfield, Arbroath, and then studied at the City and Guilds School, Kennington. He moved from painting and drawing to sculpture as his main activity during the war years, having his first show as a sculptor in 1921. He was an official war artist duing World War II and became Professor of Sculpture at the Royal College of Art after the war.