Stanley Dobbin (born 1929) is a well-known painter, printmaker, illustrator and draughtsman. He was born in Birmingham and studied at the Birmingham School of Art 1947-52. Subsequently he taught at Newton Abbot in Devon 1954-59 and then at Manchester College of Art 1959-84. He was a member of the Manchester Academy of Fine Art and his work was influenced by the artists of the British Neo-Romantic school and also by Edward Wadsworth. Stanley Dobbin has had a number of solo shows including at the Bluecoat Gallery in Liverpool and at the Acorn Gallery in that city (1987-93). He also showed at the Plymouth Art Centre and worked in Scotland, Cornwall and Devon. Dobbin illustrated three books by the poet Jack Clemo. He has lived in Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire for some years.