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Francis Dodd
Date: Welsh painter and draftsman, 1874–1949
Biography: Francis Edgar Dodd RA (29 November 1874 – 7 March 1949) was a British portrait painter, landscape artist and printmaker. Born in Holyhead, Anglesey, Wales, Dodd trained at the Glasgow School of Art alongside Muirhead Bone who married Dodd's sister. At Glasgow, Dodd won the Haldane Scholarship in 1893 and then travelled around France, Italy and later Spain. Dodd returned to England in 1895 and settled in Manchester, becoming friends with Charles Holden, before moving to Blackheath in London in 1904. During World War I, in 1916, he was appointed an official war artist and served on the Western Front, producing over 30 portraits of senior military figures. He also earned a considerable peace-time reputation for the quality of his watercolours and portrait commissions. He was elected as an Associate of the Royal Academy in 1927 and a Member in 1935.