Clement-Jones family - Person Sheet
Clement-Jones family - Person Sheet
NameSir Robin DARWIN, 8692
FatherBernard DARWIN , 5935 (1876-1961)
MotherElinor MONSELL , 5936
Notes for Sir Robin DARWIN
Robin Darwin, great-grandson of Charles Darwin born in London in 1910, was a painter and principal of the Royal College of Art, London. After attending Eton College and Cambridge University, he studied at the Slade School of Fine Art where he produced fine landscapes as well as portrait paintings. He exhibited regularly at Agnews in London.

From 1939 to 1944 he worked at Ministry of Home Security and from 1945-46 at the Council of Industrial Design. From 1948 to 1971 he was appointed principal of the Royal College of Art which gained the independent university status under his direction. He was knightedin 1964 and died in 1974.

from wikipedia

Sir Robert Vere "Robin" Darwin KCB CBE RA RSA PRWA NEAC (7 May 1910 – 30 January 1974) was a British artist and Rector of the Royal College of Art.

He was the son of the golf writer Bernard Darwin and his wife the engraver Elinor Monsell. His sister is the potter Ursula Mommens. He was a great-grandson of the naturalist Charles Darwin. In 1931 he married Yvonne Darby (1900?-1985) who was also an artist. After their divorce, he later married Ginette Hewitt (died 2006), who had been previously married to Lt-Col Kenneth Morton-Evans, OBE, TD and Bar, by whom she had two children, a son, Michael and a daughter, Angela.
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