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A Distant Shore
© the artist/courtesy Flowers Gallery, London and New York. Photo credit: Dillington House

A Distant Shore 1990

Carol Robertson (b.1955)

Dillington House

Painter of abstract pictures, printmaker and teacher, born in Berkshire, who obtained a degree in fine art from Cardiff College of Art, 1974–8, then her master’s in the same subject from Chelsea School of Art, 1980–1. In 1981–2 Robertson gained a Boise Scholarship to Italy, in 1993 an Edwin Austin Abbey Memorial Award, British School at Rome. In 1996, she won a London Arts Board Award; in 2001 was fellow, Ballinglen Arts Foundation, County Mayo, Ireland; and in 2003 research fellow in painting at University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, having been a visiting lecturer in the painting department for many years. Took part in many group and mixed shows, including Sherman Theatre in Cardiff and Stowells Trophy at RA, both 1978; Three Artists, New Art Centre, 1982; Acme Artists, Bethnal Green Library and tour, 1987; Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, North Carolina, 1990; and Contemporary Art Society Market, Royal Festival Hall, 1995.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)


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