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17th April to 16th May

Robin Rae - page 2

An exhibition of edgy and poetic paintings, in part inspired by the landscape of Dorset

Figurative and abstract artist and teacher Robin Rae was born in London.

Robin Rae: Natural History

Robin Rae: House in Vendee

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Robin Rae: Bottles in Window

Rae showed considerable early talent, exhibiting at the RA in 1946 and by the age of 21 he had held two successful London solo shows, which gained critical appreciation.

Robin Rae: Allegory SOLD

Robin Rae: Seaside Hotel 2005 30x24in

Robin Rae: Bathers 2009 30x24in

Robin Rae: Solitary Bather 24x20in 2005

Robin Rae: Tower 18x24in 2010 SOLD

Robin Rae: Self Portrait as Ticket Inspector 20x24in 2006 SOLD

Robin studied at Ealing School of Art and the Royal College of Art, with teachers including John Nash, Rodrigo Moynihan and Edward Bawden.

Rae subsequently taught etching at Edinburgh Collge of Art and 3-dimensional design at Liverpool College of Art where younger artists found his approach sympathetic.

Robin Rae: Market Dog II 10x14in 2009 SOLD

Rae retired from teaching to settle in Bradpole, Bridport, Dorset where the local landscape was an influence on his work as were Bacon and Balthus. In the mid 1990s he wrote that he was painting "more at present than at any other time, but avoid the art world and glad to be quite out of touch.".

Robin Rae: Bathing at Burton Bradstock 20x24in 2005

Robin Rae: Francis Bacon Among Boxes 10x14in 2009

Robin Rae: Charmouth 24x20in 2008 SOLD

Robin Rae: Market Dog III 24x30in 2000 SOLD

Robin Rae: Portland

Much of Rae's early painting was destroyed, the fate of most of his sculpture made between 1970 and 1980, when he began painting again.

Robin Rae: Louis Bunuel 1955

Robin Rae: Lyme Regis 2008 40x30in

Robin Rae: Between Two Huts 20x24in 2005 SOLD

Robin Rae: Newtown Marshes Isle of White 24x30in 2008

Robin Rae: Train Tunnel 2008 30x20in

Robin Rae: Under Parasol 20x24 2003

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