Goldmark, Uppingham, the internationally renowned and hugely successful gallery in England’s smallest county of Rutland, is to host a pre-Christmas exhibition of Robert Dawson’s paintings.
Robert Dawson (1926-97) was a man of immense talent and generosity of spirit. He was a painter, inspirational teacher and musician. Dawson left school at 17 and was offered a scholarship to Stoke-on-Trent College of Art but was persuaded by his mother to join a solicitor’s office. Aged 22, Dawson forsook the law and joined a touring dance band as a saxophonist, performing in US Airforce bases in Germany. In the mid-sixties, he retrained as a primary school teacher, after studying English and Art at Clarendon College, Nottingham.