Dickson RBA, Frank (1862-1936)

Dickson RBA, Frank (1862-1936)

Frank Dickson was a British artist predominantly known for his vibrant landscapes in oil but he also produced portraits. He hailed from Chester and trained at Royal Academy Schools in London. He exhibited at the Royal Society of British Artists over fifty times and was elected a member.


Royal Academy, Royal Society of British Artists, Manchester, Royal Society of Artists in Birmingham, Royal Hibernian Academy, Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool, Royal Institute of Oil Painters.

Public Collections

Chester Town Hall.



Born near Chester, England, to Francis A Dickson, a seed merchant, councillor and Alderman, and Janet Dickson.

Studied at St John's Wood Art School, London.


Lived in St Bridget, Chester.


Lived in Chester St Bridget, Chester.


Enrolled at Royal Academy Schools. As reported in ‘The Chronicle’.

“Success of a Chester Artist. In the list of successful students admitted to the Art Schools of the Royal Academy upon the result of competitive works sent in for examination at the Christmas term, we are glad to notice the name of Mr. Frank Dickson, a son of Alderman F. Arthur Dickson, of this city. Mr. Frank Dickson is an art student under Professor Calderon, in the St. John's Wood Art Schools, and has been studying subjects and working up his drawings for examination in the British Museum.”


Boarded in Abinger, near Dorking, Surrey.


Elected a full member of the Royal Society of British Artists.


Married Edith Kathleen Jackson in South Dulwich, London.


Lived in Camberwell, London.


Lived in Lambeth, London.


Organised an exhibition in Norwood, London as reported in the Croydon Times.

“Work of Famous Artists on View. Many choice specimens of the work of well known artists are to be seen at the exhibition of modern pictures which was opened on Saturday at the St. Andrew's Hall, Church Road, Upper Norwood. The exhibition is arranged by a committee of artists, of whom Miss Constance M. Bright, S.W.A., is the secretary, and Mrs. F. Dickson is treasurer.

The committee comprises Miss E. Helen Craig, Frank Dickson, E. W. Haslehust, R.I., R.B.A., Mrs. Beatrice Herbert, S.W.A., Ernest Herbert, Miss M. E. Hewkley, Stafford Leake, R.B.A., and Mrs. N. Witherow. On Saturday the exhibition was opened by the famous artist, Mr. Melton Fisher, R.A.. who made an apt speech. He was introduced by Mr. Frank Dickson, to whom much of the credit for the arrangement of the exhibition is due.”


Died in London.

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