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A Positive Step towards the Negative
© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Dundee Art Galleries and Museums Collection (Dundee City Council)

A Positive Step towards the Negative 1973–1974

Alan Robb (1946–2020)

Dundee Art Galleries and Museums Collection (Dundee City Council)
Painter and teacher, born in Glasgow, who attended Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen, 1964–8, in the summer of 1968 studying at Hospitalfield House, Arbroath; gained a postgraduate scholarship 1968–9; attending Royal College of Art, 1969–72. Teaching appointments included Oundle School and Crawford School of Art, Cork, Ireland. Robb’s work was difficult to classify, having at times a Pop Art element, indicating a liking for classical Italian art and architecture, and a Surrealist component, as in the landscapes in his first London show at East West, 1997. Group shows included RA and RSA. Public and private collections held his pictures.

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


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