Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Robin Tanner remembered at Ivy Lane School

The artist Robin Tanner (1904-1988) taught at Ivy Lane Elementary School, Wiltshire between 1929-1935.

'Robin's classroom had four murals of the seasons on the walls: they weren't complete murals, but rather large pictures, and had been executed directly on the plaster'. These had been carried out by the children under Tanner's guidance.

The school has formally recognised the significance of these years by means of a blue plaque on the school wall. There is evidence that the school keeps the tradition of mural painting alive.

Website of the Chippenham Civic Society 

See 'Art and Craft: Marion Richardson and Robin Tanner' in Adventures in Education by Willem van der Eyken and Barry Turner, Penguin Press, 1969.