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Robert Gillmor 1936 – 2022

Photo credits, clockwise from top left:
Robert painting in his studio in Reading, Berkshire in 1975. Photograph © The Estate of Jeffrey Taylor.
Robert with his 1860 Albion printing press in his print room in Cley-next-the-Sea, Norfolk in 2018. Photograph © Jody Lawrence.
Robert sketching on Cley Marshes, Norfolk in 2014. Photograph © Jody Lawrence.
Robert checking a print edition in his studio in Cley-next-the-Sea, Norfolk in 2019. Photograph © Emily Gillmor.

This from the Mary Evans Picture Library:
‘We are very sad to announce that Robert Gillmor, one of Britain’s best-known wildlife artists, and father of our Head of Content Tom Gillmor, has died at the age of 85. Robert was a founder member of the Society of Wildlife Artists (SWLA) in 1964, and illustrated countless books, as well as creating the original drawing of an avocet for the RSPB logo. He was a keen ornithologist and resumed his love of making linocut prints following a move to Norfolk in 1998, receiving an MBE for services to art and conservation in 2015. His beautiful prints and paintings have been an inspiration to many.’

A selection of some of his best work available through Mary Evans Picture Library can be viewed here.

Read the Guardian Obit

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