1929 - ?

Robin Ollington

As Robin Ollington Woodland he was born in London on 6 November 1929, son of Horace Alfred Henry Woodland (1890-3 May 1953) and his wife Daisie Dorothy née Toms (12 August 1893-1987), who married at St Luke's Church, Southampton on 7 April 1915. Robin was educated at St Albans School and studied at Lowestoft School of Arts and Crafts 1947-1949. By deed poll, on 21 December 1959 he took the name of Robin Ollington. He began his career teaching graphic and exhibition design, producing advertising and design work for a wide range of clients including the 'Daily Telegraph', 'Spectator', and 'City of Rochester, Kent' and postage stamps design for Guernsey, Gibraltar & Poland. His exhibition and museum design has included the Beatrix Potter exhibition at Tate Britain, National Trust Great Storm Appeal and various others at the Victoria & Albert Museum and Royal Institute of British Architects Drawings Collections for SAVE Britainís Heritage. Robin was staff artist with Hartmann Fibre Company and a teacher at Lowestoft School of Art 1950-1952. A designer, artist in watercolour, ink, and scraperboard he has exhibited at Leamington Spa Art Gallery and the Armed Forces Art Society also in Lowestoft and St Albans. He married in Lothingland, Suffolk in 1953, Pamela J. Crisp and they lived at 18 North Parade, Lowestoft, but in 2002 they were living at 8 St Helen's Road, Streatham, London. Since retirement, he has worked on various book projects and has been involved with several military based charities including The Royal Hospital, Not Forgotten Association and Poppy Factory Gardening Leave. The author of 'Wrenard of St Pauls' (1999) and other works and illustrated many others including 'Sharing the Wisdom of Age: Museums and Older People' (1990).

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