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Mario Dubsky

Born: 1939. Died: 1985. Nationality: British.

Refugees from Vienna, Dubsky's parents came to London shortly before Mario's birth in 1939. Dubsky studied at the Slade School of Fine Art from 1956-1961, one of his tutors was Keith Vaughan with whom he continued a friendship after leaving. Among his fellow students were Patrick Proctor, Dennis Creffield and Tess Jaray (all represented in Warwick collection).

Dubsky won a Scholarship to the British School of Rome, 1962-1965, and a two-year Harkness Fellowship in New York in 1969. While in New York (in 1971) he created a large collage-mural with John Barton in the ‘Firehouse’, the Gay Artists’ Alliance Building. He was invited back to New York some years later to put on an exhibition of his black paintings.

His work in the 1960s and early 1970s was predominently abstract though he later returned to powerful and emotive figurative themes that had characterised his early work.

He was included in The New Generation exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery in 1966 and was regularly represented in other London exhibitions during the 1970s. Dubsky's work is held in a number of public collections, including the Tate Gallery, University College London, the London Jewish Museum of Art and the Imperial War Museum.

Orange and Blue
Collage I
Collage II
Untitled I (1)
Untitled II (1)
Untitled III (1)