Edinburgh,The Assembly Rooms
1 November 2001
THE PROPERTY OF THE FLEMING-WYFOLD ART FOUNDATION
Sir Robin Philipson, P.R.S.A., R.S.W., R.A., H.R.H.A. (1916-1992)
Poppies on a Red Ground
signed 'Robin Philipson' (on the canvas-overlap)
oil on canvas
36 x 36 in. (91.5 x 91.5 cm.)
Painted in 1981
with Browse and Darby, London, where purchased by the Fleming Collection, November 1981.
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R. Fleming (intro.), A Picture of Flemings, London, 1993, p. 61, illustrated.
London, Browse & Darby, Sir Robin Philipson, April-May 1993, no. 30.
Born in Lancashire, Philipson trained at the Edinburgh College of Art 1936-40. After the war he returned to the college to teach, and from 1960-62 he was Head of the School of Drawing and Painting. Elected a Royal Scottish Academician in 1961, he was President of the Academy in 1973-83. In 1976 he was knighted in recognition of his services to art in Scotland.
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