WALLACE, Robin

1897 - 1952

Robert, but known by the art trade as Robin, Wallace was born at Kendal, Westmorland in 1897, third child and eldest son of Robert Sheldon Wallace, a carpet weaver, and his wife Mary Elizabeth née Airey, who married at Kendal in 1892. In 1901, a 4 year old, living at 48 Union Street, Kendal with his parents, 46 year old Robert and 34 year old Mary, with two sibling sisters, Sarah Elizabeth 8 and Ruth 6, both born in Kendal and ten years later they had moved to 56 Highgate Yard, Kendal, when Robert was a 14 year old errand boy, with the addition of three more siblings Winnie 7, Amy 6 and William 1. Robert worked for a local horticulturalist and during the First World War, served in the Royal Marines. He then studied at the Byam Shaw Vicat Cole School of Art in Camden Street, Kensington until 1926. He married at Kendal in 1926 Marion Jane Everson (18 August 1898-1988). A landscape and still life painter mainly in oil but also in watercolour and was also an etcher. During his studies he returned to his birthplace of Kendal, producing several landscapes of the area which he exhibited at The Royal Academy from 1922 and which he included in his first solo at the Rembrandt Gallery, Liverpool in 1926. 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 also in the provinces including the Ipswich Art Club in 1932 from 71 Camden Street, Kensington, London an oil, 'The Old Mill, Woodbridge. At the outbreak of the Second World War he moved to Kern, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire and taught art at Langford Grove Girls School, Gloucestershire before returning to London. He was of 47 Ladbroke Road, Notting Hill Gate, London W11, when he died at St Stephen's Hospital, Fulham, London on 20 July 1952.





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