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Humankind I

Humankind I

Artist: Sir Robin Philipson

Catalogue: 78

Material: Oil on Canvas

Dimensions: 91.5x 121.8cm

About the artwork

Semi- abstract painting with two figures in the right hand corner contained in black scratched-out squares. Outside of the squares are bands of colour, which represent a type of landscape.

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.