John Barnes Dobbs
(1931 - 2011)
John Barnes Dobbs was active/lived in New York, New Jersey. John Dobbs is known for abstract figure and portrait, drawing.
Biography John Barnes Dobbs
The following is a press release obituary for the artist who died August 9, 2011. The author and person who submitted the text is Mona Molarsky.
John Barnes Dobbs, a determinedly figurative painter who launched his career in the 1950s against the prevailing winds of Abstract Expressionism, lived to see a time when Realism would coexist with Abstraction, Minimalism, Conceptual Art and a variety of other artistic movements. On August 9 Dobbs died at his home in New York's Greenwich Village at the age of 80.
During a career that spanned more than half a century, Dobbs painted his own dusky vision of humanity: figures embedded—more often than not—in an alienating, modern landscape of city and suburb. T
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