Robin Richmond ARWS   


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Biography

Robin Richmond spent her childhood in Rome, where she was brought up in the Classical Renaissance tradition. Robin's work as a painter is very much about the spirit of place her loosely abstract landscape paintings are resolutely site specific. She lives in London and in rural France.

Before moving to London in 1969,  where she was accepted at Chelsea School of Art, Robin studied with Renato Guttuso in Rome.  Robin remained at Chelsea until 1974 when she obtained her B.A. Her teachers at Chelsea included Gillian Ayres, Prunella Clough, Howard Hodgkin, John Hoyland,  Ken Kiff, Sean Scully and Euan Uglow. She completed an MA In the History of Art in 1975, concentrating on Renaissance studies, under Nicholas Wadley. She taught at many universities and art schools in the years following her graduation including Visiting Professorships at the Universities of California, Yale, and London and also at Camberwell School of Art. She is a fellow of Morse College, Yale University and has twice been Artist in Residence there. She also taught studio classes in many London Adult Education centres and wrote 5 highly acclaimed books on art, 3 for children, and 2 for adults. She has illustrated 4 children's books (see publications). Since 1994 Robin has focused on her successful international painting career and in 2016 she had her 31st one woman show at the Curwen Gallery London. The book Living Landscape was published by the gallery to celebrate this milestone. She has exhibited widely since 1976 and her work is in museum collections, and also in numerous corporate and private collections all over the world. In 2012 she was honoured with a French government sponsored retrospective at the Chateau d'Excideuil.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Robin Richmond, 2018