Artist in oil, watercolour and drypoint, born in Watford, Hertfordshire. He studied at Sunderland Art College and then Royal Academy Schools. There he was instructed in the working methods and materials of the Old Masters by Ruskin Spear and Peter Greenham and was trained by Maggi Hambling and Edward Bawden. He won the Armitage Prize for Figure Drawing and the Landseer Prize for Imaginative Painting at the Academy in the mid-1970s. Worked as a mural painter in London, 1975–80, then developed as a portrait and still life painter, with a special interest in musicians. Among his main works were the novelist Dame Catherine Cookson and Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of Burma’s National League for Democracy and Nobel Peace Prize winner. Robinson met her while travelling in Burma.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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