Francis Edgar Dodd (1874 – 1949)
Francis was born in Holyhead, North Wales, and trained
at the Glasgow School of Art, winning the Haldene Scholarship
in 1893. After spending time traveling around Europe,
he settled in Manchester from 1895 until 1905 before
moving to London.
During the First World War, he was appointed an official
war artist by Charles Masterman, the head of the War
Propaganda Bureau, and serviced on the Western Front.
In 1929 Dodd was appointed as a trustee of the Tate
Gallery, and elected to the Royal Academy in 1935. In
1949, he took his own life.