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Killed Birds
© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Perth & Kinross Council

Killed Birds 1963

Robin Philipson (1916–1992)

Perth & Kinross Council

Painter and teacher, born Robert James Philipson in Broughton-in-Furness, Lancashire. After attending Edinburgh College of Art, 1936–40, Philipson served in a Scottish regiment during World War II, then joined the staff of Edinburgh College of Art in 1947. Was appointed head of the school of drawing and painting in 1960, a post held until retirement in 1982. His work was deeply influenced by that of Oskar Kokoschka.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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