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Gladys Dawson - Small Early 20th Century Pen and Ink Drawing, Figure in Hat

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Gladys Dawson - Small Original Early 20th Century Pen and Ink Drawing. Laid on paper. Unsigned. In fine condition.

Gladys Dawson (1909-1993) was an artist in watercolour, line and wash, born in Rochdale, Lancashire, who sometime exhibited under her married name Gladys Woodruff. She studied at Heatherley’s School of Fine Art, 1936-9, where her teachers included the likes of R.O. Dunlop, Paul Drury and Frederic Whiting. She was successful in a number of commercial fields, such as textile designs for Liberty and Courtauld, greeting cards for Raphael Tuck and Valentine and book jackets. She was a member of the RCamA from 1946, SWA from 1953, becoming its vice-president and then later president. Dawson also exhibited with RI, RWA, Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool and elsewhere. She had a number of solo shows including several in Colwyn Bay, 1947-54; Trinidad, 1954; Kenya, 1963; and Bourne Hall, Epsom, 1974. Williamson Art Gallery in Birkenhead currently holds her work. She lived in Banstead, Surrey.

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6.6 x 3.8cm (2.6" x 1.5")

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From a fine collection of forty-five small vignettes and quick figurative studies, some drawn in Chile and Spain. Gladys Dawson travelled with her mother and found herself in the company of the Duchess of Westminster and the Count and Countess of Strathmore whilst sailing on the steam passenger ship ‘Avila Star. These sketches may relate to those travels.

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Code na055
Artist Gladys Dawson
Date Early 20th Century
Dimensions 6.6 x 3.8cm
Framed No
Medium Pen and Ink
Style Realism
Subject Portrait
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