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Humankind I

© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Argyll and Bute Council

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This is a semi-abstract painting with two figures in the right-hand corner contained in black scratched-out squares. Outside of these squares are areas of local colour, representing a type of landscape.

Sir Robin Philipson, RSW, RGI, RCAA, HRHA, ARSA, RSA, ARA, RA, PRSA, was born in Lancashire and studied and taught at Edinburgh College of Art. Known for his expressionist use of paint, he is particularly renowned for his cockfight paintings, a series begun in the early 1950s. His later work in the 1960s explored more general figurative studies plus church and cathedral interiors and crucifixions. Philipson was well known for his bold use of colour and his liberal use of heavy impasto in his works.

The Argyll Collection

Oban


Medium

oil, tissue & PVA on canvas

Measurements

H 91.5 x W 121.8 cm

Accession number

78

Acquisition method

acquired, 1972

Work type

Painting


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The Argyll Collection

Oban Education Office, Dalintart Drive, Oban, Argyll and Bute PA34 4EF Scotland

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