Fighting Cocks

Artist

Sir Robin Philipson

Catalogue
127
Material

Lithograph

Dimensions

50.8x73.6cm

Date

Acquired 1965

About the artwork

Highly stylized depiction of two cocks fighting, within a decorative frame. The use of colour is bold, using a limited, warm colour palette including hot pinks and purples.

About the artist

Sir Robin Philipson RA RSA FRSE RSW (born Lancashire, 1916 1992) studied and taught at Edinburgh College of Art. He is known for his expressive use of paint, often using heavy impasto and bold colour. He is particularly renowned for his cockfight paintings, a series which began in the 1950s and helped to establish his career as a painter.