Sir Robin PhilipsonPPRSA, RA Born: 1916
Place of Birth: Broughton-in-Furness
Born in 1916 in Broughton-in-Furness, Sir Robin moved to Scotland in 1930. He studied at Edinburgh College of Art from 1936 to 1940, becoming a lecturer there in 1947. He was a significant and influential presence on the Scottish Art Scene for more than three decades. He had numerous commitments as Head of School of Drawing and Painting at Edinburgh College of Art and eventually President of the Royal Scottish Academy. However, he was, above all, a practising painter, who, in spite of the demands upon him was still able to produce throughout the years a distinguished and original body of work. He received many honours throughout his life including being knighted for service to the arts in Scotland in 1976.
A new monograph on the artist will be published in October 2018. Please contact the Gallery for more information.
Talk in the Afternoonc.1970watercolourH:33cm W:34cm£10,800
Red Circus Horses1986pastelH:23cm W:38cm£4150
Still Life with Coffee PotwatercolourH:30cm W:57cm£3,800
Christmas Card1965lithographH:24.5cm W:19cm£175
Nude and Soldier, Study1965oil on boardH:40cm W:29cm£5,750
Entracte II1990Pastel on paperH:37cm W:44cm£5,250
Judgement of Paris1991oil on boardH:58.5cm W:58.5cm£9,500
Women Observed1977watercolourH:33cm W:35cm£4,250
Cockfightc.1980Oil and vinyl toluene on canvasH:122cm W:122cm£35,000