Sir William Dobell Chair and Fellows for 2024 announced

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Announcement of 2024 fellowship to be undertaken at ANU, Canberra.

Period20 May 2024

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  • TitleSir William Dobell Chair and Fellows for 2024 announced
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletANU
    Media typeWeb
    DescriptionDr Penelope Jackson
    Adjunct Research Associate, Charles Sturt University

    As of March 2024, Sir William Dobell’s painting The White Horse Inn, Dorking is listed on the FBI’s National Stolen Art File and his work, The (Not Quite) Landlord, is on Interpol’s list of missing art. These are just two of several missing Dobell works which does not bode well for one of Australia’s most revered artists, and yet showcases the gravity to which Dobell’s work has been the victim of art crime. Additionally, Dobell’s work has been copied for legitimate reasons and some illicitly. In fact, there is a catalogue of his work that has been stolen, forged, sold fraudulently and vandalised. In short, Dobell is a textbook case for art crime and Penelope Jackson’s findings will be presented in a chapter of my book that I’m currently writing about aspects of Australian art that are normally excluded from its art history, ostensibly crime and copying.
    Producer/AuthorSchool of Art & Design ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences
    PersonsPenelope Jackson