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Title:Robert Paul
Author:Wiles, Colette
Periodical:Heritage of Zimbabwe
Geographic term:Zimbabwe
social life
colonial period
biographies (form)
About person:Robert Paul (1906-1980)ISNI
Abstract:This paper is part of a talk by the author about her father, the painter Robert Paul (1906-1980). Born in England, this natural talent emigrated to Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) when he was 21, as a recruit to the British South Africa Police. In 1929 he applied for and obtained a post at Headquarters in Salisbury, now Harare, where he married the author's mother in 1937. The author presents a lot of anecdotes picturing life in Rhodesia during those days, including the period of her own youth there. During his whole life, Robert continued painting, executing works in techniques ranging from water colours to ink and crayon as well as oil and egg tempera. In the 1950s he retired from the Southern Rhodesia Staff Corps. [ASC Leiden abstract]