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Montague Dawson (1895-1973)

Professions: Naval painter; Painter; Illustrator

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  • Montague Dawson, F.R.S.A.,R.S.M.A. (British, 1895-1973)

  • Montague Dawson, F.R.S.A.,R.S.M.A. (British, 1895-1973)

  • Montague Dawson R.S.M.A., F.R.S.A. , British 1895-1973 The Pirate's Cove, Wafer Bay, Cocos Islands oil on canvas

  • MONTAGUE DAWSON R.S.M.A., F.R.S.A.

Montague Dawson Biography

(b Chiswick, England, 1895; d 1973) British Artist. Dawson was born into an artistic family in London in 1895. Although Dawson was not formally trained, he inherited a talent for painting, and from an early age, he was taught by his father, a Thames yachtsman and artist, and his grandfather Henry Dawson, a successful landscape painter. Around 1910, he was hired by a commercial studio in London. At the outbreak of World War I, he joined the Royal Navy, where he illustrated images of war for publications. After the War ended, he established himself as a painter and illustrator, concentrating on historically accurate portraits of ships, drawing on Britain's rich nautical heritage. In 1920's, he became formally associated with Frost & Reed; the association increased his exposure, led to an increased of demand for his works. From the early 1930s, Dawson was considered the greatest living marine artist, whose patrons included President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Lyndon B. Johnson, as well as the British Royal family; his works often exhibit at the Royal Society of Marine Artists, and the Royal Academy of Art between 1916 and 1936. (Credit: Sotheby’s, New York, Sporting Art, November 29, 2007, Lot 208.)

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  • Montague Dawson R.S.M.A., F.R.S.A. , British 1895-1973 The Chasseur in Action oil on canvas, Montague Dawson, Click for value View Details

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