Valentine Dobree

ARTIST

Dobree, Valentine

1894 – 1974

Valentine DobrŽe (nŽe Gladys May Mabel Brooke-Pechell)
emigrated to England from India at the age of three. Despite brief
tutelage from AndrŽ Derain (1880Ð 1954) being her only formal
art education, she enjoyed a successful career as an artist, novelist
and poet. 

She married in 1913 and moved with her husband to
Florence, returning to England at the beginning of the war where
she lived a bohemian existence Ð becoming associated with the
Bloomsbury group and conducting an affair with Mark Gertler. 

DobrŽe showed with the LG in 1920 and at the Salon des
IndŽpendants between 1921 and 1925, while living in the French
Pyrenees with her husband. In 1926 they moved to Cairo,
returning to England in 1929 when her book The EmperorÕs
Tigers
was published. She held her first solo show at the Claridge
Gallery in 1931, and the Institute of Contemporary Arts staged
an exhibition of her collages in 1963. The Stanley and Audrey
Burton Gallery, Leeds, held a retrospective exhibition in 2000.

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Valentine Dobree

ARTIST

Dobree, Valentine

1894 – 1974

Valentine DobrŽe (nŽe Gladys May Mabel Brooke-Pechell)
emigrated to England from India at the age of three. Despite brief
tutelage from AndrŽ Derain (1880Ð 1954) being her only formal
art education, she enjoyed a successful career as an artist, novelist
and poet. 

She married in 1913 and moved with her husband to
Florence, returning to England at the beginning of the war where
she lived a bohemian existence Ð becoming associated with the
Bloomsbury group and conducting an affair with Mark Gertler. 

DobrŽe showed with the LG in 1920 and at the Salon des
IndŽpendants between 1921 and 1925, while living in the French
Pyrenees with her husband. In 1926 they moved to Cairo,
returning to England in 1929 when her book The EmperorÕs
Tigers
was published. She held her first solo show at the Claridge
Gallery in 1931, and the Institute of Contemporary Arts staged
an exhibition of her collages in 1963. The Stanley and Audrey
Burton Gallery, Leeds, held a retrospective exhibition in 2000.

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ARTWORK FOR SALE

Valentine Dobree
The Event. (Tryptich), early 1960s
£16,000.00