This abstract-style painting has a wide range of tonal variation and colours with a loose depiction of figures. It uses both sharp and soft painting and drawing techniques.
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.
Where to see this painting?
The Argyll Collection
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