Robin Craig Guthrie, RP, NEAC (1902-1971) was a highly
respected painter, largely in oil, of portraits, figures
and landscape. He
was born at Harting in West Sussex, son of James
Guthrie, the painter and poet. He studied art
at the Slade School
1918-22 under Tonks, Steer and
Guthrie exhibited at the New English Art Club from 1923,
member in 1928, and he was also a member of the Royal
Society of Portrait Painters.
He exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1931.
Guthrie was Director of the Boston Museum School of Fine
Arts, U.S.A. 1931-33, and Instructor at St. Martin's
School of Art, later
at the Royal College of Art 1951-54. He lived in
London for many years
and frequently visited Sussex and the Isle of Wight to
paint well observed coastal scenes at places such as
Brighton, Felpham and Bembridge. His work is
represented in a number of public collections, including
the Tate Gallery, British Museum, Victoria & Albert
Museum, National Portrait Gallery, Bradford Museums &
Art Galleries, Worthing Museum and Art Gallery, The Tank
Museum and UCL Art Museum.