GEORGES CHARLES ROBIN
“On a post-war visit to Paris my father discovered the artistic talents of Georges Robin - the same visit on which he came across the work of Alexandre Jacob. Being in his fifties, Robin had already established himself as one of the foremost French artists of the day; he continued to go to from strength to strength, culminating in the award of the Medaille d’Honneur by the Société des Artistes Français. Sadly in his late seventies Robin lost his sight, but he continued to release examples of his earlier work to Gladwell & Company until shortly before he died in his one-hundredth year. His tonal values and his positioning of pure colours side by side on the canvas, each slightly altering the appearance of the other, remain his lasting legacy to future generations of artists. The numerous French museums who have examples of Robin’s landscapes in their collection are fortunate indeed. To cap it all, he was just the nicest man to deal with.” - Anthony Fuller, 2018
Recognised as one of the best post-impressionist artists, Robins skill and complete command of his palette set him aside from his contemporaries. Combining his deft and delicate touch with vigorous, dramatic brush strokes and palette knife work, he produced exceptional paintings. Enthralled by the enchanting river valleys of rural France that flowed through the luxuriant countryside and rolling fields, Robins paintings perfectly capture rustic and typical French life. Feted by the French artistic establishment and his many patrons during his lifetime, the multitude of awards that Robin garnered for his work illustrates the acclaim in which he was held. Gladwell Patterson had a close relationship with Robin for the last 50 years of his life and are acknowledged as the world experts on his work.