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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.

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Artist: William Dring
Summer Frolic - British Post Impressionist 30's art nude oil painting Slade Sch
By William Dring
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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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Portrait of a Woman - British Art Deco 1930's painting young lady red lipstick
By William Dring
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A fine detailed watercolour on paper by Royal Academician William Dring who was a noted portrait artist of the 20th century. This portrait depicts a young woman in profile - and was...
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20th Century Art Deco William Dring Art

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William Dring art for sale on 1stDibs

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