Artist biography

Francis DODD 1874–1949

Painter of realistic portraits, landscapes and genre, and etcher. Born 29 November 1874 at Holyhead. Studied at Glasgow School of Art. Met Muirhead Bone, who married his sister; won Haldane Scholarship 1893 and visited Paris, Italy and later Spain. Settled in Manchester 1895, then moved to London 1904. Exhibited at the N.E.A.C. from 1894, member 1904. Official War Artist 1917–18, A.R.W.S. 1923, A.R.A. 1927, R.A. 1935. Trustee of the Tate Gallery 1928–35. Died at Blackheath, Surrey 7 March 1949. Retrospective exhibition at Cheltenham 1944 and Memorial exhibitions at the Bluecoat School, Liverpool, 1949, and the South London Art Gallery 1950.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I