Artist Biography

Margaret A. DOBSON
1888 - 1881

Margaret Anna Dobson was born in Baltimore, Maryland on November 9, 1888. She studied at the Maryland Institute, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Fontainebleau School of Art (Paris), and Syracuse University. She had private study with Daniel Garber, Cecilia Beaux, Violet Oakley, Emil Carlsen, Robert Vonnoh, Hugh Breckenridge, and others. She was active in London, England until about 1933 when she settled in Los Angeles where she remained until her death on January 20, 1981. Member: Royal Society of Etchers (London); Laguna Beach Art Ass'n; National Arts Club; Women Painters of the West; Santa Monica Art Ass'n; California Art Club; Los Angeles Art Ass'n; Artists of the Southwest. Exhibited: California Printmakers Society, 1935-36; Ebell Club (Los Angeles) 1936 (first prize); Santa Cruz Art League, 1938; Friday Morning Club (Los Angeles), 1939; Golden Gate International Exposition, 1939. Murals: Palace of Fontainebleau and Fontainebleau Hospital (France); Santa Monica Women's Club; Kaufman (Texas) Post Office.

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