Phyllis Dodd
(1899 - 1995)

Basil Taylor, 1924


SKU: 8368

Signed, dated and titled


Plate size; 7 3/4 x 5 1/2 in. (20 x 14 cm)

Paper size; 12 1/2 x 9 in. (32 x 23 cm)

Height – 20cm
Width – 14cm

1 in stock


Literature: Llewellyn, Sacha, and Paul Liss. Portrait of an Artist. Liss Llewellyn, 2021, p.205.

Basil Taylor was a flamboyant critic and scholar. Described by Tirzah Garwood as ‘a gypsy’s warning of a young man’, his suicide in 1935 shocked the Great Bardfield artistic community of which he was a part.

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Dodd, Phyllis

1899 – 1995

Phyllis Dodd achieved considerable success from early on in
her prolific career. Studying at the Liverpool School of Art from
1917’21, she received a Royal Exhibition Scholarship and
attended the Royal College of Art for four years ‘ alongside Henry
Moore (1898’1986), Raymond Coxon (1896’1997) and Edna
Ginesi (1902’2000), with whom she would remain friends for the
rest of her life ‘ winning the Drawing Prize in her final year. 

From 1925 to 1930 she taught part-time at Walthamstow
Technical College. In 1928, she married the artist Douglas
Percy Bliss (1900’1984) and they worked alongside each other,
exhibiting together at Derby Art Gallery in 1947. She also
exhibited at the NEAC, the RA, the RP, the Walker Art Gallery
and the RSA, and in 1989 the Hatton Gallery at Newcastle
University held a large retrospective exhibition to celebrate her
ninetieth birthday.


Phyllis Dodd (1899 - 1995)
Prudence on Pegasus, 1937-38
Phyllis Dodd (1899 - 1995)
Portrait of Douglas Percy Bliss
Phyllis Dodd (1899 - 1995)
Self Portrait, 1925
Phyllis Dodd (1899 - 1995)
Portrait of a Young Woman (possibly Muriel Minter), early 1920s
Phyllis Dodd (1899 - 1995)
Phyllis Dodd (1899 - 1995)
In the Pentlands, oil on George Rowney Birchmore Board
Phyllis Dodd (1899 - 1995)
Reading Boswell, 1947