Born London, England
Died London, England
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.
Object type print
Materials and techniques etching (technique)
Signed bottom right: studio stamp in red
Accession number 2006-06
Display status not on display