DODD, Robert William

1934 - 1997

Born at Lowestoft, Suffolk on 9 April 1934, his mother's maiden name was Dodd. Robert attended Sunderland College of Art 1952-1954 under Henry Thubron and, after two years National Service in the RAF, the Royal College of Art 1957-1959 under (John) Humphrey Spender (1910-2005), Wyndham Goodden and John Drummond and then studied at Konstfackskolan, Stockholm 1959-1960 under Viola Hildegard Gråsten (1910-1994). A freelance textile designer and a fellow of the Society of Industrial and Designers and an occassional lecturer and painter. Has had group shows at the Royal Academy and Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester and had a solo exhibition at Guildford House Gallery where he lived. He died at Chichester district of Sussex in 1997.