Dodd, Phyllis

(1899 – 1995)

In the Pentlands, oil on George Rowney Birchmore Board

SKU: 7822

Oil on George Rowney Birchmore Board 

Size:
Height: 25.4cm
Width: 35.5cm

DESCRIPTION

Provenance:
Prudence and Rosalind Bliss

Literature: Llewellyn, Sacha, and Paul Liss. Portrait of an Artist. Liss Llewellyn, 2021, p.202.

The reclining figure in the portrait is Phyllis Dodd’s husband, Douglas Percy Bliss. Bliss was the Director of the Glasgow School of Art, and the couple produced numerous works of rural Scotland, including the Pentland Hills. 

Admiring the composition, Bliss produced an almost identical version of this painting in 1955.

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THE ARTIST

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.

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