Sir William Dobell
(1899 - 1970)
Sir William Dobell was active/lived in Australia. Sir William Dobell is known for modernist portrait, landscape, marine and genre painting.
Biography Sir William Dobell
Sir William Dobell, OBE (24 September 1899 - 13 May 1970) was an Australian artist. The electoral Division of Dobell in New South Wales is named after him.
William Dobell was born in Cooks Hill, a working class neighbourhood of Newcastle, New South Wales in Australia. His father was a builder and there were six children.
Dobell's artistic talents were evident early. In 1916, he was apprenticed to Newcastle architect, Wallace L. Porter and in 1924 he moved to Sydney as a draftsman. In 1925, he enrolled in evening art classes at the Sydney Art School (which later became the Julian Ashton School of Art), with Henry Gibbons as his teacher. He was influenced by George Lambert.
In 1929, Dobell was awarded the Society of Artis
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