Sculptor, painter, printmaker and teacher, full name Rhoda Barbara Tribe, born in Edgecliff, New South Wales, Australia, married to the artist John Singleman. Studied at East Sydney Technical College under George Rayner Hoff, 1928–33, winning a three-year scholarship to the Royal Academy Schools, moving to London in 1935; at City and Guilds School of Art with Edgar Frith, 1936–7; then with Regent Street Polytechnic School of Art under the sculptor Harold Brownsword. After working in London in World War II she moved with her husband to Cornwall, settling at Sheffield, Penzance. From 1948 taught at Penzance School of Art for 40 years. Tribe was made a member of SPS in 1954, winning its highest award, the Jean Masson Davidson Silver Medal, in 1998; a fellow of RBS in 1957; and RWA, 1998.
Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)