Illustrator, painter and teacher, born in Scarborough, Yorkshire. He studied at Malvern College, Chelsea School of Art, 1930–4, then Slade School of Fine Art, 1935–6. He taught at Chelsea, 1936–62, with a break for World War II service, then headed Royal College of Art’s illustration department, 1963–78. Robb did publicity work for Shell and Guinness; worked for magazines such as Punch and Night and Day; and illustrated many books, including his own My Middle East Campaigns, 1944. He was a member of LG and in 1962 held a solo show of paintings at Arthur Jeffress Gallery. Arts Council and Contemporary Art Society hold his work. Lived in London.

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

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