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Can someone tell me about William Robinson, an Australian artist? I need it for my assignment and there isn’t many books or websites about him, not even many of his works. Yet he was a highly renowned artist in Australian art.

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William Robinson (born 1936 in Brisbane) is an award-winning Australian painter and lithographer.Robinson studied art at the Central Technical College from 1955 to 1956. After graduating, he began working as an art instructor, eventually becoming head of the Painting Department at the Brisbane College of Advanced Education in 1982. In 1989 he retired to work full-time on his paintings.Robinson held his first exhibition in 1967. He rose to international prominence as a part of the exihibitions Australian Perspectiva in 1983 and The Sixth Bienniale of Sydney in 1986.The Metropolitan Museum of Art has several of his works in their collection, as does the National Gallery of Australia and several smaller Australian galleries.He has won the Archibald Prize for portraiture twice: first in 1987 for Equestrian self portrait, then in 1995 for Self-portrait with stunned mullet. He has also won the Wynne Prize for landscape painting in 1990 (The rainforest) and 1996 (Creation landscape – earth and sea).Robinson released a solo exhibition, Landscapes, which consisted of oil paintings which showed fragments of the Australian bush in various perspectivesen.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Robinson_(artist)William Robinson (b.1936)Biography1936 Born in Brisbane1954 Studied at Queensland Teachers’ College1955-56 Studied Central Technical College, Brisbane (now Queensland University of Technology)1956-62 Begins teaching drawing and colour study at the Central Technical College, Queensland1958 Marries Shirley Rees. Lived in Brisbane1959 First child is born1963-69 Appointed to a teaching position at Kedron Park Teaching1967 First solo exhibition held at the Design Arts Centre Brisbane1972 Purchases property Canungra1976-82 Teaching at North Brisbane College of Advanced Education1982 Teaching at Brisbane College of Advanced Education1984 Moved to Beechmont1987 Wins the Archibald Prize for Portraiture with his self-portrait1989 Retires from teaching and paints full-time1990 Wins the Wynne Prize with painting The Rainforest. Travelled to Europe visiting galleries in Athens, London, Venice, Paris, Milan and Rome1994 Moved to Kingscliff, acquired the Springbrook studio. Travelled to Spain, Italy and France; visited Chatres Cathedral1996 Made lithographs in Paris with Frank Brodas. Visited Belgium and The Netherlands1998 Made lithographs in Paris. Visited St Petersburg and Greece2000 Made lithographs in Paris. Travelled in Italy Selected Solo Exhibitions1967, 69 Design Arts Centre, Brisbane1971, 74 Leveson Street Gallery, Melbourne1975 Kelvin Grove College of Advanced Education, Brisbane1977, 78, 80 Ray Hughes Gallery, Brisbane1981 ‘Farm Images’, Armidale City Art Gallery, Armidale1982 Ray Hughes Gallery, Brisbane1984 Reconnaissance Gallery, Melbourne1985 Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney1986, 88, 89 Ray Hughes Gallery, Brisbane1989 Kelvin Grove College of Advanced Education, Brisbane1991 ‘Creation Landscape: water and land’, Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney; ‘Selected works form the University Art Collection, QUT, Brisbane1992 Darren knight Gallery, Melbourne1994, 96, 98 Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney2001 Retrospective exhibition, ‘Darkness and Light: The Art of William Robinson’, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane and National Gallery of Australia, Canberra2001, 03, 04 Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane2001, 02, 04 Australian Galleries, Sydney and Melbourne2003 ‘The Revelation of Landscape’, SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney and Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery Selected Awards1970 David Jones Painting Prize1985 Aberdare Art Prize, Ipswich City Art Gallery1987 Archibald Prize1990 Wynne Prize1991-92 John McCaughey Memorial Prize, Art Gallery of NSW1995 Archibald Prize1996 Wynne Prize1998 Honorary Doctorate, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane2002 Honorary Doctorate, University of Southern Queensland, ToowoombaCollectionsNational Gallery of Australia CanberraArt Gallery of NSW, SydneyNational Gallery of Victoria, MelbourneQueensland Art Gallery, BrisbaneArt Gallery of South Australia, AdelaideArt Gallery of Western Australia, PerthParliament House, CanberraArtbankBrisbane City Art Gallery, BrisbaneQueensland University of Technology, BrisbaneQueensland University Art Museum, BrisbaneGriffith University, BrisbaneGod Coast City Art Gallery, Surfers ParadiseIpswich City Art Gallery, QueenslandNew England Regional Art Museum, ArmidaleUniversity of NSW, SydneyMelbourne State College, VictoriaMetropolitan Museum of Art, New YorkAuckland City Art Gallery, New ZealandWaikatao Art Museum, Hamilton, New ZealandFirst Chicago National Bank, USAMacquarie BankIBM AustraliaANZ BankSources:Lou Klepac, ‘William Robinson: Paintings 1987-2000′, The Beagle Press, Sydney, 2001’William Robinson: Self Portraits’, exhibition catalogue, Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane, 2004 KR evabreuerartdealer.com.au/cv/robinson_william_bio.html

Hi I am SARVER from India. Here’s what something about William Robinson. If you want some of his paintings, contact me,Email: sarveriqbal@yahoo.comWilliam Robinson (b.1936)Coming to prominence in the 1980s when several of his works were included in Australian Perspecta and the Sixth Biennale of Sydney, William Robinson has become one of Australia’s most respected contemporary landscape painters. Maintaining a rich engagement with his natural surroundings ­ a farm at Birkdale, the Gold Coast hinterland rainforest, the beach town of Kingscliff – Robinson’s paintings, watercolours, pastels, lithographs and drawings portray the splendour of nature with an accomplished vision that combines multifaceted perspectives and refreshingly inventive compositions.Born in Brisbane in 1936, he developed an interest in both art and music in early life that has continued throughout his life: although painting plays a preeminent role, music and the piano inform his creative practice. After spending much of his life engaged as an art teacher, Robinson has concentrated solely on painting since 1989 and has spent time in Europe visiting galleries and making lithographs. Robinson has exhibited widely since 1967, and has been the winner of several prestigious art awards, including the Archibald Prize for portraiture in 1987 and 1995, and the Wynne Prize for landscape painting in 1990 and 1996. His work is represented in the National Gallery of Australia, all state galleries, university collections and amongst other international collections, the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Click here for William Robinson’s biography William Robinson (b.1936)Biography1936 Born in Brisbane1954 Studied at Queensland Teachers’ College1955-56 Studied Central Technical College, Brisbane (now Queensland University of Technology)1956-62 Begins teaching drawing and colour study at the Central Technical College, Queensland1958 Marries Shirley Rees. Lived in Brisbane1959 First child is born1963-69 Appointed to a teaching position at Kedron Park Teaching1967 First solo exhibition held at the Design Arts Centre Brisbane1972 Purchases property Canungra1976-82 Teaching at North Brisbane College of Advanced Education1982 Teaching at Brisbane College of Advanced Education1984 Moved to Beechmont1987 Wins the Archibald Prize for Portraiture with his self-portrait1989 Retires from teaching and paints full-time1990 Wins the Wynne Prize with painting The Rainforest. Travelled to Europe visiting galleries in Athens, London, Venice, Paris, Milan and Rome1994 Moved to Kingscliff, acquired the Springbrook studio. Travelled to Spain, Italy and France; visited Chatres Cathedral1996 Made lithographs in Paris with Frank Brodas. Visited Belgium and The Netherlands1998 Made lithographs in Paris. Visited St Petersburg and Greece2000 Made lithographs in Paris. Travelled in Italy Selected Solo Exhibitions1967, 69 Design Arts Centre, Brisbane1971, 74 Leveson Street Gallery, Melbourne1975 Kelvin Grove College of Advanced Education, Brisbane1977, 78, 80 Ray Hughes Gallery, Brisbane1981 ‘Farm Images’, Armidale City Art Gallery, Armidale1982 Ray Hughes Gallery, Brisbane1984 Reconnaissance Gallery, Melbourne1985 Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney1986, 88, 89 Ray Hughes Gallery, Brisbane1989 Kelvin Grove College of Advanced Education, Brisbane1991 ‘Creation Landscape: water and land’, Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney; ‘Selected works form the University Art Collection, QUT, Brisbane1992 Darren knight Gallery, Melbourne1994, 96, 98 Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney2001 Retrospective exhibition, ‘Darkness and Light: The Art of William Robinson’, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane and National Gallery of Australia, Canberra2001, 03, 04 Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane2001, 02, 04 Australian Galleries, Sydney and Melbourne2003 ‘The Revelation of Landscape’, SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney and Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery Selected Awards1970 David Jones Painting Prize1985 Aberdare Art Prize, Ipswich City Art Gallery1987 Archibald Prize1990 Wynne Prize1991-92 John McCaughey Memorial Prize, Art Gallery of NSW1995 Archibald Prize1996 Wynne Prize1998 Honorary Doctorate, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane2002 Honorary Doctorate, University of Southern Queensland, ToowoombaCollectionsNational Gallery of Australia CanberraArt Gallery of NSW, SydneyNational Gallery of Victoria, MelbourneQueensland Art Gallery, BrisbaneArt Gallery of South Australia, AdelaideArt Gallery of Western Australia, PerthParliament House, CanberraArtbankBrisbane City Art Gallery, BrisbaneQueensland University of Technology, BrisbaneQueensland University Art Museum, BrisbaneGriffith University, BrisbaneGod Coast City Art Gallery, Surfers ParadiseIpswich City Art Gallery, QueenslandNew England Regional Art Museum, ArmidaleUniversity of NSW, SydneyMelbourne State College, VictoriaMetropolitan Museum of Art, New YorkAuckland City Art Gallery, New ZealandWaikatao Art Museum, Hamilton, New ZealandFirst Chicago National Bank, USAMacquarie BankIBM AustraliaANZ BankWilliam RobinsonWilliam Robinson is one of the most significant Australian landscape artists of the late twentieth century, who draws on elements from his immediate surroundings for his subject matter. He has twice been the recipient of the prestigious Wynne Prize from the Art Gallery of New South Wales, winning the prize in 1990 and 1996. His success in this prize is mirrored by his success in the Achibald Prize, which he won in 1987 and again in 1996. William RObinson has been a generous patron of the Cultural Gifts Program, donating many of his works, including

William Robinson is one of the most significant Australian landscape artists of the late twentieth century, who draws on elements from his immediate surroundings for his subject matter. He has twice been the recipient of the prestigious Wynne Prize from the Art Gallery of New South Wales, winning the prize in 1990 and 1996. His success in this prize is mirrored by his success in the Achibald Prize, which he won in 1987 and again in 1996. William Robinson was born in 1936 and grew up in Brisbane where he undertook studies at Queensland Teachers’ College and the Central Technical College (now Queensland University of Technology) between 1954–56. After graduating, Robinson began his teaching career at Central Technical College in 1957 and the following year he married Shirley Rees. During the ensuing years Robinson painted part-time while raising his family with Shirley. He finally left teaching to become a full-time painter in 1989. Robinson moved from being a classically trained artist with a love of colour who painted interiors, to an artist who enthusiastically embraced the visual possibilities of rural life after he moved to a small farm in Birkdale in the early 1970s. Following the Robinsons move to Beechmont in the Darlington Range in Southern Queensland in 1984, his work evolved into a much more expansive and complex vision of the natural world. There is a gradual, natural transition from the farmyard drawings and paintings at Birkdale to works depicting the artist’s intense experience of the Beechmont landscape and surrounds. Having long since abandoned conventional perspectival devices in his lively farmyard works, the idea of incorporating multiple viewpoints began to take on ever-greater complexity in tandem with his response to the vast, wild, rolling terrain and his growing interest in conveying aspects of time.In the mid-1990s Robinson spent time working at Kingscliff, in proximity to Springbrook, Queensland. This enabled him to retain the link with the mountains and rainforest while finding new artistic possibilities on the edge of the ocean. This should help you, he is a wonderful artist.