Robert B. Robinson

Robert B. Robinson
1886 -1952

Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Robert B. Robinson spent most of his life on the East Coast as a magazine illustrator. He studied first at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and from 1909 to 1912 with the famous illustrator, Howard Pyle. In 1912 he visited Paris, which was the capital of the art world at that time. There he would have been exposed to avant garde art not seen at that time in the United States. Cubism, Fauvism, Post Impressionism, Expressionism and other modern movements were not exhibited in America until the Armory Show in 1913. But he retained his preference for realist art.

He first set up his own studio in Wilkes-Barre and, later, established one in New York to be closer to the publishing companies. Robinson specialized in magazine covers, working for Motor Magazine, American Druggist, Saturday Evening Post, Liberty, and Redbook.

Robinson is listed in Who Was Who in American Art and in AskArt on the internet.

“Plowing” SOLD
4 ¾” x 5”
signed in pencil in lower right margin
date is faint but appears to be 1929
small amount of acid browning on paper from previous backing
$65.00 unframed
$180.00 archivally framed