Dobson was a British sculptor whose work had a huge influence on modern sculpture. He studied at the City and Guilds School, Kennington and then lived in Newlyn, Cornwall where he shared a studio with Cedric Morris. His forst solo exhibition was in 1913 at the Chenil Gallery, London. His reputation grew as an outstanding portrait sculptor, with his bust of Sir Osbert Sitwell being his most highly regarded.
His work is held in many major public collections and after the second World War he was awarded a CBE.