Charles Robinson was born in 1870.
His father was an illustrator and his grandfather
engraved the work of illustrators for the burgeoning
magazine and newspaper market of the mid 1800's.
His older brother, Thomas Heath Robinson,
was an illustrator as was William Heath Robinson,
his younger brother. Talent ran deep in the family,
and all three brothers were raised in an atmosphere
that guided them towards their final profession.
After a childhood of assimilating his father's
(and his uncle's) craft, and a high school education,
Charles was apprenticed to a printer where he worked
the lithographic stones. For the seven years of his
indenture, he did his best to take art lessons in the
evenings. His studies were sufficient enough to
earn him a probationary berth at the Royal Academy
in 1892, but finances kept him from taking advantage
of it. Apprentices didn't make much money and
the fortunes of his family must have been affected
seriously by the revolutions occurring in the
printing and reproductive fields.
Charles Robinson is geboren in Londen in 1870 en
is overleden in 1937.
Hij was een productief Britse boek illustrator en
de zoon van een tekenaar en zijn broers
Thomas Heath Robinson
en William Heath Robinson waren ook illustratoren.
Hij illustreerde veel sprookjes-en kinderboeken
in heel zijn carrière, waaronder
~Eugene Field 's Lullaby Land (1897),
~Sprookjes van Hans Christian Andersen (1899).
~Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1907),
~Grimm's Fairy Tales (1910),
~Frances Hodgson Burnett ‘s The Secret Garden (1911),
~Happy Prince and Other Tales door Oscar Wilde (1913).
Hij was ook een actieve schilder, vooral op latere
leeftijd, Hij werd verkozen tot het
Royal Institute of Painters in aquarel in 1932.
~ Story; Nightingale and the Rose ~
~ Illustraties ~
~ Charles Robinson ~