Note: Stella RANKIN gained her diploma at Goldsmiths’ College School of Art in 1960, studying there 1959-61 and previously under Kenneth Martin at St Martin’s School of Art 1958-9. She became a member of Free Painters and Sculptors and of the West Wales Artists’ and Designers’ Group. Jackson Pollock, Naum Gabo and Malevich were at times all influences on Rankin’s work; latterly it alternated between the abstract and semi-realistic with a Surrealist touch. Group shows included LG, AIA, Royal Festival Hall, RA Summer Exhibition and abroad. Solo exhibitions included Chappel Galleries, Chappel 1989 and 1991. Lived in Essex’. “Artists in Britain since 1945” by David Buckman.