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Margaret Robinson (1920-2016) - 20th Century Oil, Study In Gold

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A warm and engaging portrait of a woman in a red shirt. The artist has used a textured application of the paint adding much depth to the portrait. The painting is presented in a contemporary gilt effect frame and there is a label at the reverse with the artist's details. On wood panel.


In fine condition.


33.1 x 23.2cm (13" x 9.1")
Framed Size: 45.1 x 36cm (17.8" x 14.2")

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Artist Biography

Margaret Robinson was born in 1920 in Louth, Lincolnshire. She began her career as an artist age 12 when she attended the Derby Art School. She later obtained a scholarship to the Slade School of Art.

On leaving Slade in 1942 Margaret began teaching art in day schools.
After working with the Northern Children’s Theatre where she made masks for stage productions, Margaret moved to London in the late 1950s where she was able to use these skills in film and television work.
Initially working with Anne and Jan Bussell, she began a career with Hammer Films where she made masks for numerous films, most notably for the hound in the 1959 production of Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Hound of the Baskervilles.
It was within the production team that Margaret met her future husband, Bernard Robinson, who had worked as the art director for the film. They married in 1960 and shortly after, also moved to Chertsey.

The group she taught were to become the core of what is now the Chertsey Artists, located on Windsor Street. At the age of 60, Margaret took up a post as an art therapist in a psychiatric ward; a temporary post which was to last for six years until her official retirement at 66. Nevertheless Margaret continued teaching art until she was 73.
Margaret Robinson died in December 2016.

More Information
Code qz006
Artist Margaret Robinson (1920-2016)
Date 20th Century
Dimensions 33.1 x 23.2cm
Medium Oil
Style Realism
Subject Portrait
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