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Tuesday Art ATTACK- Frederick Cayley Robinson “The Foundling"

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Posted on January 22 2014

Foundling RobinsonEnglish painter Frederick Cayley Robinson was born in Brentford, England in 1862. Robinson was known for his serene frieze like paintings of everyday. He received his arts education at St John's Wood, the Royal Academy, and the Académie Julian in Paris. Robinson was very experimental and worked in variety of mediums like tempra, watercolor, and oil. Many of his works were mixed media. He is most known for a series of commissions he created for Middlesex Hospital called "Acts of Mercy. During his career he was a exhibited with the Society of British Artists, Royal Society of British Artists and at the Royal Academy. His work possesses a distinct emotional power. The painting above was created in oil in 1896. Robinson passed away in 1927.

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