- Also known as
primary name: Dodd, Francis
- individual; printmaker; painter/draughtsman; British; Male
- Life dates
- Painter, etcher, mezzotint engraver. Born in Holyhead, Anglesea, son of a Wesleyan Methodist minister. Studied at Glasgow School of Art under Fra Newbery and Archibald Kay. Muirhead Bone (q.v.) was a fellow student and life-long friend, who later married Dodd's sister.Won the Haldane scholarship and travelled to France, Italy and Spain. Returned to England in 1895 and lived in Manchester, moving to Blackheath, London in 1904. Was a member of the Royal Society of Painters in Water Colours and of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. Appointed Trustee of the Tate Gallery, 1928-35. Elected Royal Academician, 1935. Exhibited extensively including: Royal Academy, New English Art Club, Royal Watercolour Society. Had a retrospective exhibition at Cheltenham, 1944. He committed suicide in 1949. Memorial exhibitions were held at the Bluecoat School, Liverpool, 1949, and at the South London Gallery, 1950. His work is held in the Imperial War Museum, National Portrait Gallery, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, the Tate Gallery and V&A Museum.
- R.Schwabe in PCQ XIII 1926, pp.249ff, 369ff (cat. of 172 nos to 1926)