© the estate of Stella Rankin. Photo credit: Chelmsford Museums
Painter, born in London, who gained her diploma at Goldsmiths’ College School of Art in 1960, studying there, 1959–61, and previously under Kenneth Martin at St Martin’s School of Art, 1958–9. She become a member of Free Painters and Sculptors and of the West Wales Artists’ and Designers’ Group. Jackson Pollock, Naum Gabo and Malevich were at times all influences on Rankin’s work; latterly it alternated between the abstract and semi-realistic with a Surrealist touch. Group shows included LG, AIA, Royal Festival Hall, RA Summer Exhibition and abroad. Solo exhibitions included Chappel Galleries, Chappel, 1991. Lived in Essex.
Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)