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Lived/Active: New York/Michigan      Known for: mod figure-genre, non objective

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Robinson was born in 1915 in Detroit, Michigan

1933 Graduated from Detroit Country Day School; 1937 Graduated from Yale College, B.A.
1940-42 Cranbrook Academy of Art, 1943 Studied with Zolton Sepeshy, Harry Bertoia,
Marshall Fredericks, Charles Eames; 1943 Office of Strategic Services, Washington, DC
Worked in unit headed by Eero Saarinen; 1940-43 U.S. Navy Officer Assigned to Training Aids
Development Center, New York; 1946 to present Working as an independent artist

Solo Shows in New York City:
1947 Guggenheim Museum of Non-Objective Painting
1948 Milch Galleries, Vermont and New York City scenes, Jazz
1951 Milch Galleries, Africa I paintings and sculptures
1953 Milch Galleries, Kentucky I paintings and sculptures
1954 Milch Galleries, Kentucky II paintings and sculptures
1955 Milch Galleries, Africa II paintings and sculptures
1956 Milch Galleries, Africa III fired enamel paintings on copper
1961 Monede Gallery, paintings on theme of The Ocean
1962 Monede Gallery, paintings on theme of India
1963 XXth Century West Galleries, non-objective paintings
1968 XXth Century West Galleries, theme of Malaya-Borneo
1971 Eileen Kuhlik Gallery, non-objectives
1994 The Broome Street Gallery, paintings on theme of Traffic
1958-61, 1962-65 In group exhibitions in galleries now gone

Solo Shows in Other Places:
1953 J.B. Speed Museum, Louisville, KY and the Dayton Art
Institute, one month showing by invitation at each museum,
Successively, of the Kentucky I exhibition in New York
1954 Katonah Gallery, Katonah, NY
1957 Scarborough School, Scarborough, NY
1957 Philadelphia Art Alliance
1959 Birmingham Art Association Gallery (MI)
1959 General Motors Technical Center, Warren, MI
1960 Scarborough School II
1964 Raymond Burr Galleries, Beverly Hills, CA
1965 Greenwich Library Gallery, Greenwich, CT
1972 Katonah Gallery II
1975 Prestige Gallery, Peabody, MA
1983 New Canaan Society for the Arts, New Canaan, CT
1990 Boca Raton Racquet Club (FL)
1991 Twentieth Century Gallery, Williamsburg, VA

National Exhibitions Shown in:
Audubon Artists Annual, New York
Carnegie International, Pittsburgh
Corcoran Biennial, Washington, DC
Des Moines Art Center
Los Angeles County Fair
National Academy of Design, New York
Provincetown Annual
Pennsylvania Academy, Philadelphia
Virginia Biennial, Richmond, VA
Numerous local and regional exhibitions. Museum invitational shows such as Butler Institute, Montclair Museum, Toledo Museum, American Academy of Arts and Letters, National Institute of Arts and Letters by candidates for grants and election. Many special charity shows in New
York and Westchester County.

Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Fellowship for travel to the Belgian Congo
Seven purchases of paintings by the American Academy and The National Institute of Arts and Letters under the Childe Hassam Fund for presentation to museums and educational institutions

Cayuga Museum, Auburn, NY; Cranbrook Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI; Detroit Institute of Arts
Houston Museum of Fine Arts; Henry E. Walker, NY; Philbrook Art Center, Tulsa, OK; J.B. Speed Museum, Louisville, KY; Witte Memorial Museum, San Antonio, TX; Joseph Schenick, NY

Berea College, Berea, KY; Connecticut College, New London, CT; Detroit Country Day School, Birmingham MI; Elgin Academy, Elgin, IL; Fish University, Nashville, TN; Goucher College, Towson, MD; Hackley School, Tarrytown, NY; Notre Dame, South Bend, IN; Red Cross, Washington, DC

Bank of Oklahoma; IBM; BASF; Wyandotte Pepsico; Bristol-Myers Squibb; Prentice-Hall; Flintkote Seidman and Seidman; Gould Troy Corporation; Pellon Republic Steel

Books Illustrated:
Seventeenth Summer, Maureen Daly; Dodd, Mead, 1948
The New York Guide Book, John Kouwenhoven, Ed; Dell, 1964

Paintings Reproduced in:
Portrait of America, Hyperion Press, p. 64
Painting in the United States, 1949 Carnegie Institute, catalogue plate 72
The Beer Can by the Highway, John Kowenhoven; Doubleday, p. 55
Partners in Banking, John Kowenhoven; Doubleday, 1968, pp.27 and 102
We the People, D.C. Heath & Co., 1971, p. 294

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