Goldmark Gallery is delighted to host a major exhibition of sculpture and drawings by Frank Dobson. Frank Dobson (1886-1963) was one of the most important British artists and sculptors of the 20th century. Throughout the 1920s and the early 1930s he built a reputation as an outstanding sculptor and was an important member of the British avant garde. Along with Jacob Epstein and Henri Gaudier-Brzeska he represented to Britain and the world what was best and most advanced in British sculpture. In 1925 Roger Fry described his work as ‘true sculpture and pure sculpture… almost the first time that such a thing has been even attempted in England’.
From 1946 to 1953 Dobson was Professor of Sculpture at the Royal College of Art. He was elected to the Royal Academy in 1953. With the rise of a younger generation of sculptors led by Henry Moore, Dobson's reputation as an artist was eclipsed and his work came to be seen for a while as outmoded. However, in recent years attention has once again been focused on his substantial achievement, and his originality is now being properly assessed and recognised. He has re-emerged as one of the most important British sculptors of the 20th century.
The exhibition in Uppingham opens on the 25th June and will run until 24th July 2016.