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Name  David Cobley

Role  Artist
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David Cobley (27 June 1954) is an English portrait and figure painter and founder of Bath Artists' Studios.


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Early life

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David Hugh Cobley was born in Northampton in 1954. He grew up in Higham Ferrers and was educated at the county primary school there before going on to Wellingborough Grammar School and Northampton School of Art. He dropped out of Liverpool College of Art in 1972, but was briefly taught there by Welsh landscape painter Peter Prendergast. He completed a degree in Comparative Culture at Sophia University during his nine-year stay in Japan.


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After working as an illustrator he began painting portraits, and was shortlisted for the John Player Portrait Award, now the BP Portrait Award, in 1989. He was elected to the Royal Society of Portrait Painters in 1997, and was commissioned by the Inner Temple to paint HRH The Princess Royal in 2000. His portrait of the comedian Ken Dodd was bought by the National Portrait Gallery for its permanent collection in 2005.


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  • Royal Society of Portrait Painters (1997)
  • Royal West of England Academy (2001)
  • New English Art Club (2003)
  • Publications

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  • The Portrait Now (Nairne and Howgate)

  • David Cobley Works by David Cobley Bath Society of Artists

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