ROBINSON, Helen Dora

1888 - 1971

Helen Dora Robinson was born at Higham Green, Gazeley, Suffolk on 28 February 1888 and baptised at St Stephen's Church, Higham Green on 1 April 1888, daughter of Revd William Robinson (c1851-16 May 1938), vicar of Higham, and his wife Dora Harriet née Oldfield (3 September 1860-13 May 1947), who married at Stourbridge, Worcestershire in 1882. In 1891, Helen was a 3-year-old, living at the Vicarage, Lower Green, Gazeley with her parents, 38-year-old William and 30-year-old Dora, with two sibling brothers, Cyril Edward 7 and Justin Quinton 6 and they retained three indoor servants but by 1901 had moved to The Rectory, Brushford, Eggesford, Crediton, Devon and in 1921 she was living at Culvers Close, St Manchester Road, Winchester, Hampshire. Helen studied at the Byam Shaw and Vicat Cole School of Art and has several mentions for her art in 'The Gentlewoman' weekly magazine 1904-1910 and winning prizes. A painter in watercolour and tempera, black & white artist, and wood engraver, she exhibited at the Royal Academy; New English Art Club and Goupil Gallery. Her address in 1927 was Packers Close, Donnington, Newbury, Berkshire and in 1939, an artist, living in St Swithin's Street, Winchester with her widowed mother. Helen Robinson died at Hill Cottage, Enborne, Newbury, Berkshire on 17 February 1971, she was unmarried. She signed her works 'Helen Robinson'.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from Eggesford, North Devon
1911 995 Natalie: a portrait - watercolour
from 10 College Street, Winchester
1912 915 'Into her house Spring is come' - watercolour
from Little Felcourt, East Grinstead
1915 958 Bormes, Provence - watercolour
         963 The Hunt after Cupid - watercolour
from Culvers Close, Winchester
1921 664 Adoration - watercolour
from Packer's Close, Donnington, Newbury
1931 979 The Yellow Caravan - watercolour
1932 716 Devon Village - watercolour
1933 773 Juny Morning, Tidcombe - watercolour
1935 805 Sheep Fair - watercolour
from The Hill Cottage, Enborne, Newbury
1956 719 Life Class - watercolour
         725 The River at Looe - watercolour
1962 622 Near Axford - watercolour

Works by This Artist