Printmaker, designer, illustrator and teacher, born in Nottinghamshire. She was the wife of the artist Bernard Cheese and mother of the artist Chloë Cheese. Robinson studied at Nottingham School of Art, was for a short time in the Women’s Land Army during World War II, then became a student at Royal College of Art, where she went on to teach part-time, also working as a freelance printmaker and illustrator. At the Royal College she was taught by Edward Bawden and assisted him on his big mural for the 1951 Festival of Britain. Her illustrations for D H Lawrence’s novel Sons and Lovers for the New York Limited Editions Club were highly regarded. Among her other jobs were designs for a series of stamps for the Post Office; work for BBC and London Transport; and designing a Noah’s Ark for the beach at Blackpool.

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

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