Philipson Robin
No Man’s Land

CAT NO 51
OIL ON CANVAS
122 X 91.2CM
ACQUIRED 1967 FROM MCLELLAN GALLERIES

Abstract style painting with wide range of tonal variation and colours. Loose depiction of figures using both sharp and soft painting and drawing techniques. Painted c1960s.

Sir Robin Philipson RSW RGI RCAA HRHA ARSA RSA ARA RA PRSA (1916 – 1992). Born in Lancashire. 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.