Ben Uri collection

Work by Mario Dubsky

Mario Dubsky was born in London to Viennese Jewish parents who had converted to Christianity. He entered the Slade School of Fine Art at the age of 17 and his style was much influenced by former Slade student David Bomberg (some of whose work he bought from Bomberg's widow, Lilian, and which he kept for the rest of his his life). He was also influenced by tutors Robert Medley and Keith Vaughan, the latter befriending him. Dubsky was included in the New Generation exhibitions at the Whitechapel Art Gallery in 1966 and 1968. With the aid of a Harkness Fellowship, he lived in New York from 1969-71, where together with John Button he co-created a paint and collage mural at the then-headquarters of the Gay Activists Alliance (later destroyed). In the late 1960s, Dubsky’s work became more abstract and colourful, although he returned to figuration in the 1970s. His last solo exhibition X Factor at South London Gallery in 1983 included Cabaret Valhalla (Tate). Shortly before his death in 1981, Dubsky won the Tolly Cobbold Drawing Prize.

17 work/s by this artist from the collection are shown below. For a more detailed record and image please click on the link.

Old Man

Object type print

Accession number 2006-05

Figure Study (I)

Object type print

Accession number 2006-06

Life Study

Object type print

Accession number 2006-07

Portrait of a Woman Facing Right

Object type drawing

Accession number 2006-08

Landscape

Object type drawing

Accession number 2006-09

Nude

Object type painting

Accession number 2006-1

Standing Figure Study

Object type drawing

Accession number 2006-10

Portrait of the Artist's Mother

Object type drawing

Accession number 2006-11

Portrait of a Woman

Object type drawing

Accession number 2006-12

Reclining Figure

Object type drawing

Accession number 2006-13

Abstract (I)

Object type print

Accession number 2006-14

Abstract (II)

Object type print

Accession number 2006-15

Abstract (III)

Object type print

Accession number 2006-16

Collage

Object type collage

Accession number 2006-17

Figure Study (II)

Object type painting

Accession number 2006-2

Plate for Old Man

Object type print

Accession number 2006-3

Plate for Life Study

Object type print

Accession number 2006-4