Mario Dubsky (1939-1985) was a well known painter and
teacher, noted initially as a figurative artist and later
for his abstracts before turning again to figurative
painting. He was born in London, and studied at Slade School
1956-61. He was awarded an Abbey Major scholarship which
took him to the British School in Rome 1963-64, and a two
year Harkness Fellowship in New York City 1969-71.
He worked with John Button in creating a well known
the Gay Activist Alliance Firehouse, NYC, 1971-1974. Dubsky
exhibited at the Royal Academy, the London Group, in the New
Generation show at the Whitechapel Gallery 1966, and at the
Grosvenor Galleries etc, and his work is
represented in a number of public collections, including
Government Art Collection, the Tate Gallery, Arts Council
Collection, Imperial War Museum, UCL Art Museum, University
of Warwick, The Ben Uri Gallery, London Borough of Camden,
and Leicestershire County Council.
He taught art extensively including at Camberwell and the
Royal College of Art 1981-85.
A retrospective show was held at South London Art Gallery
1984, and the Boundary Gallery in London held a two-part
retrospective in 1990 and 1999.