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Figure Crucified

Figure Crucified

Artist: Sir Robin Philipson

Catalogue: 75

Material: Oil on Canvas

Dimensions: 152.3x 91cm

Date: 1969, Acquired 1972

About the artwork

Expressively painted figure on a cross, across the diagonal of the canvas, against a grey background. The painting contain two circular motifs, a white circle behind the figure s head, and a black circle to the right of the figure s legs.

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.