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BRIAN ROBB L.G. (1913 – 1979)

“Sunday Morning”

Oil Painting on Canvas


10 ¼” x 24” (260mm x 610mm)

Overall framed size 14 ¾” x 28 3/8” (375mm x 727mm)                                      IMAGE                      IMAGE         




Brian Robb was a painter, illustrator and teacher.  He was born in Scarborough, Yorkshire and studied at Malvern College, Chelsea School of Art (1930 – 1934) and then at the Slade School of Fine Art (1935 – 1936).  He taught at Chelsea School of Art from 1936 to 1962 with a break of World War II service.  He then headed the Illustration Department at the Royal College of Art (1963 – 1978).  His work for illustration included the magazines “Punch” and “Night and Day”  and he illustrated many books, including his own work “My Middle East Campaigns 1944”.  He became a Member of the London Group and one man shows included Arthur Jeffress Gallery, Arts Council and Contemporary Arts.  Works by Robb are in the public collections of Tate Britain, Victoria and Albert Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, Leicester Museum and Art Gallery, Southampton City Art Gallery, the Middlesborough Institute of Modern Art, Tulle House Museum and Art Gallery, University of Birmingham, the Argyll Collection, the South Bank Centre, Cardiff University and the Ruth Borchard Collection.  In 2008 the Independent reviewed a touring exhibition a show curated by Grayson Perry, called “Unpopular Culture” that featured Brian Robb alongside L.S. Lowry, Henry Moore and other contemporary artists.