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Robin Wallace Hon,R.B.A
1897 - 1952

Robin Wallace was born in 1897 and died in 1952, London. He was a landscape and still life
painter in oil, but also a watercolourist and and an etcher. His birth place was Kendal, in Cumbria,
in The South of the Lake District. He worked for a local Horticulturalist, then served in the first world
war. After that he went to study art at the Byam Shaw and Vicat Cole School of Art. He made such
good progress here that his scholarship was renewed annually until 1926. He visited his home
town of Kendal, throughout his studies, and while doing this produced several landscapes
featuring Cumbrian subjects which he showed at The Royal Academy from 1922, and included
in his first one man-show at the Rembrandt Gallery, Liverpool, in 1926. A second one-man
show followed in 1931, and until 1940 he was a regular exhibitor at The Royal Academy, The
Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours, The Royal Institute of oil painters and The New
English Art Club and in the provinces. When the second world war began he decided to leave
London and moved to Ross-On-Wye, in a villiage called Kern, into a cottage. Here he initially
worked the land surrounding the cottage, painting in his spare time. In the middle of the war,
however, he taught art at Langford Grove Girls School in Gloucestershire, eventually moving
back to London to become a part-time teacher at the Channing School. He resumed exhibiting
at The Royal Academy from 1946, and had a one-man show at Colnaghi's on March 12th, 1952,
but the mental and physical strain of preparing for the latter is believed to have seriously
undermined his health, and he died in London a few months later. He was an honorary member
of the Royal Society of British Artists from 1948, and for many years a member of the Lakes
Artist's Sociaty. Represented: British Museum; Abbot Hall A.G.,Kendal; Carlisle A.G.

Whittbarrow Scar by Robin Wallace

Whittbarrow Scar (c1945)

Watercolour

30 x 40 cm (11.8 x 15.7 in.)

Signed

Stock No. 149

SOLD
Low Tide by Robin Wallace

Low Tide (c1930)

Watercolour

38 x 56 cm (15.0 x 22.0 in.)

545.00 GBP

Signed

Stock No. 251

Low Tide by Robin Wallace

Low Tide (c1930)

Watercolour

38 x 56 cm (15.0 x 22.0 in.)

545.00 GBP

Signed

Framed

Stock No. 251

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