Robinson, Frederic Cayley (1862-1927) by Scholes, Robert

Frederic Cayley Robinson (1862 – 1927) The Symbolist painter and illustrator Frederick Cayley Robinson was born in Brentford upon Thames, and studied in the St John’s Wood Academy and then (1885) in the Royal Academy Schools. At the end of the 1880s he sailed around the English coast, reflected in the subjects of many of his paintings. From 1891 he spent 3 years in the Academy Julian, Paris, and then lived variously in Florence, Newlyn in Cornwall, and elsewhere, before settling finally in London in Holland Park. From 1914-24, he also typically spent three months of each year in Scotland, where he held a Professorship at Glasgow School of Art. He exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1895, and became RWS in 1918 and ARA in 1921.

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