Roland Green British, 1890-1972

Roland Green was born in Rainham, Kent in April 1980. As the son of a taxidermist, it was only natural that Roland would grow up with an extensive knowledge of anatomy and plumage of birds. Having been educated at the Rochester School of Art and at the Regent Street Polytechnic, Green found work at the Natural History Museum. 

 

Following the First World War, Green's artistic talent was recognised by Lord Desborough who owned the then Hickling Estate. Through his patronage, Green received commissions and moved to Hickling firstly living on a houseboat using a drainage mill as a studio. The demand for his work increased and he was able to build a bungalow and studio in the idyllic location on the edge of the Broad, where Green lived for the rest of his life.

 

Many successful one man exhibitons followed in London as well as in Norwich. Green also illustrated numerous books and magazines including the five volume classic “Hand book of British Birds” and the now highly collectable series of cigarette cards.