Francis Dodd (artist)
|Francis Edgar Dodd|
29 November 1874|
|Died||7 March 1949
|Spouse||Mary Arabella Brouncker Ingle (died 1948), Ellen Margaret Tanner|
|Training||Glasgow School of Art|
|Elected||The Royal Academy of Arts, 1935|
Francis Edgar Dodd RA (29 November 1874 – 7 March 1949) was a British portrait and landscape artist and printmaker.
Born in Holyhead, Anglesey, Wales, the son of a Wesleyan minister, Dodd trained at the Glasgow School of Art, winning the Haldane Scholarship in 1893 and travelling around France, Italy and later Spain. He settled in Manchester (1895–1905), becoming friends with Charles Holden, before moving to London.
During World War I, in 1916, he was appointed an official war artist by Charles Masterman, the head of the War Propaganda Bureau (WPB). Serving on the Western Front, he produced more than 30 portraits of senior military figures.
However, he also earned a considerable peace-time reputation for the quality of his watercolours and portrait commissions. He was appointed a trustee of the Tate Gallery in 1929, a position he held for the next six years, and was elected as an Associate of the Royal Academy in 1927 and a Member in 1935.
He lived from 1911 until taking his own life in 1949 in Arundel House (51 Blackheath Park) in Blackheath, London SE3.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Francis Dodd.|
- Works by Francis Dodd in the collections of the Imperial War Museum
- Paintings by Francis Dodd on the BBC Your Paintings website
- Portrait of Francis Dodd by Stephen Bone on the BBC Your Paintings website