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Robin Guthrie (1902 - 1971)   BIOGRAPHY

On Leave, Flansham, circa 1940
Framed (ref: 2610)

Oil on canvas, 10 x 20 in. (25.5 x 51 cm.)


Provenance:Artistís estate, 2001; private collection.

This painting shows a bedroom in James Guthrieís house in Flansham,West Sussex, where Robinís two brothers, Stewart and John, stayed when on leave during the war .Their uniforms can be seen on the chest of drawers; Stewart was in the RAF and John was in the Army.

Robin Guthrie (1902 - 1971)

Painter, draughtsman, illustrator and teacher, born in Harting, Sussex. He was the son of the artist and printer James Guthrie and the husband of the artist Kathleen Guthrie, after divorce from her marrying Deborah Dering. Studied at Slade School of Fine Art, 1918-22, with Philip Wilson Steer and Henry Tonks; Guthrie was like Tonks a fine, sensitive draughtsman, especially of portraits. In the early 1930s he was with Rodney Burn joint director of painting and drawing at the Goupil Gallery in 1926. Also exhibited at NEAC of which he was a member, Leicester Galleries, Arthur Tooth and Sons, Tate Gallery and many other venues. The Tate, British Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum, National Portrait Gallery and other public institutions hold his work. Guthrie also taught at St Martin's School of Art, City and Guilds School and Royal College of Art, 1950-2. His book illustrations include Eleanor Farjeon's All the Way to Alfriston, 1919, and his father's A Wild Garden, 1924. Lived in London

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