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William Dring Art

British, 1904-1990

William Dring, but was known colloquially as John. He was the brother of the artist James Dring, he married the painter Grace Elizabeth Rothwell and their daughter Melissa was also an artist. Dring studied under Henry Tonks at the Slade School of Fine Art, 1922–25 and emerged as a fine draughtsman, a sympathetic portrait painter (fond of using his family as subjects) and a deft watercolorist. Dring won several prizes and scholarships at the Slade. He then taught until 1940 at Southampton School of Art and became an official war artist. The Imperial War Museum owns 64 of his portraits in pastel (mainly of naval personnel who received battle awards) and five of his elaborately constructed oil paintings. He was elected an associate of the Royal Academy in 1944 when he showed a strong portrait of his daughter Melissa and after the war he became a noted exhibitor at the Royal Academy, being elected RA in 1955. Dring produced a string of boardroom and official portraits, including the presentation of the Freedom of the City of London to the then HRH Princess Elizabeth in 1947. In 1981, Dring was commissioned to record the five most influential benchers of Lincoln’s Inn, Mrs. Thatcher, Lord Denning, Mr. Megarry, Lord Hailsham and Lord Widgery. Dring exhibited at the Royal Academy London between 1945–70, exhibiting over 150 paintings.

(Biography provided by Richard Taylor Fine Art)
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Summer Frolic - British Post Impressionist 30's art nude oil painting Slade Sch
By William Dring
Located in London, GB
This charming Post Impressionist Art Deco oil painting is by noted British prolific Royal Academy exhibitor and Royal Academician William Dring. It is possible that our painting was ...
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1930s Post-Impressionist William Dring Art

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Oil

Portrait of a Woman - British Art Deco 1930's painting young lady red lipstick
By William Dring
Located in London, GB
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20th Century Art Deco William Dring Art

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Watercolor

Portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II
By William Dring
Located in London, GB
William Dring 1904 - 1990 Portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II Pencil Image size: 14 x 10 inches Acid free mount This rare work was drawn from life. Dring produced several portraits of...
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20th Century William Dring Art

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Pencil

Portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II
By William Dring
Located in London, GB
William Dring 1904 - 1990 Portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II Pencil Image size: 14 x 10 inches Acid free mount This rare work was drawn from life. Dring produced several portraits of...
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20th Century William Dring Art

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Pencil

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Mrs Newnham
By William Dring
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William Dring 1904 - 1990 Mrs Newnham Pastel on paper, Signed mid left Image size: 23 ½ x 19 ½ inches (60 x 49.5 cm) Original Frame A painter, draughtsman and teacher, he w...
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  • Mrs Newnham
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Industrial Town
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Dennis William Dring Industrial Town Oil on Canvas, signed lower right Image Size: 19.75 x 23.75 inches Original Frame We know this to be an early work by Dring as he has sign...
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  • Industrial Town
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