Sheila Robinson

Sheila Robinson (1925-1988) was born in Nottingham in 1925 and attended the art school there before studying at the Royal College of Art. After her marriage to fellow student Bernard Cheese they both worked on murals for The Festival of Britain and Sheila illustrated large posters for Schweppes. Afterwards she moved to Bardfield End Green for a short while before moving to Great Bardfield alone with her children Chloë and Ben. She was close to Edward Bawden and his wife Charlotte often working on commissions which came via Edward's influence.

She developed her own highly accomplished cardboard cut technique and produced many limited edition prints often shown at The Royal Academy. She worked as an illustrator producing many booklets for BBC Schools publications and notably, in later years, illustrating Sons and Lovers for The Limited Editions Club of Avon Connecticut.

She taught part time at The Royal College of Art until shortly before her death in 1989 and worked on her prints throughout the 1970s and into the early 1980s.