Markey Robinson (1918-1999)

Belfast artist Markey Robinson studied briefly at the Belfast School of Art, but mainly learned from his grandfather who was a painter and decorator. He worked in various other professions including as an electrical welder and a lightweight boxer.

His paintings returned to the same themes of people in landscapes or still life, painted with flat muted colour and dark outlines in almost abstract compositions. He exhibited widely at venues including the Ulster Academy of Arts, Belfast Museum and Art Gallery, at The Irish Exhibition of Living Art, Oriel Gallery and Magee Gallery. His paintings can be found in the collection of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Ulster Museum, Queens University and the VHI.

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