Robin Darwin, great-grandson of Charles Darwin born in London in 1910, was a painter and principal of the Royal College of Art, London. After attending Eton College and Cambridge University, he studied at the Slade School of Fine Art where he produced fine landscapes as well as portrait paintings. He exhibited regularly at Agnews in London.

From 1939 to 1944 he worked at Ministry of Home Security and from 1945-46 at the Council of Industrial Design. From 1948 to 1971 he was appointed principal of the Royal College of Art which gained the independent university status under his direction. He was knightedin 1964 and died in 1974.

Reference Bibliography:
Buckman D., 2006, Artists in Britain since 1945, Vol 1, Art Dictionaries Ltd, Bristol