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Michael Robert Robinson

Anishinaabe, Métis

(1948-2010)

First Name: Michael

Last Name: Robinson

Full Name: Michael Robert Robinson

Name in syllabics:

Alternative Names:

Date of birth: 1948

Place of birth: Timmins, Ontario, Canada

Date of death: 2010

Place of death: Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

Community / Heritage: Metis/Cree

Sex: Male

Art Media: Mixed media, glass, etching, aquatint, printmaking, painting, pen, ink, watercolour, lithograph.

Bio:

Michael Robert Robinson was a glassblower, printmaker and poet of Cree descent. He was born in 1948 in Timmins, Ontario, Canada. Robinson graduated in 1972 from Sheridan College's School of Design, majoring in Glass. Throughout the 1970s, he was at the forefront of the Canadian glass movement; his ability to use multiple techniques allowed him to create unique works. By the mid-1980s, Robinson was forced to shift mediums due to injuries sustained from a traffic accident; be began making drawings, paintings and prints.

Robinson’s work represented a merging of both traditional and contemporary Indigenous art. While his glass work was modern, his printmaking and illustrations were traditional in style. Robinson exhibited widely throughout Canada, the United States, Switzerland, and Germany. He received several national and provincial awards and his work is held in public and private collections around the world.

Robinson died on July 28, 2010 in Peterborough, Ontario.

Collections

  • Canadian Museum of History, Toronto, Canada
  • Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada
  • McMichael Gallery, Toronto, Canada
  • Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Ontario, Canada
  • Glenbow Art Institute in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, Canada
  • Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada Aboriginal Art Collection, Government of Canada
  • Art Gallery of Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

Articles

Artwork

Title Last Sold At Auction
DREAMING IN A ROLLING WIND 2012-11 (November 2012)
FIRE IN THE SKY 2016-04 (April 2016)
SHADOW OF A MAN 2015-12 (December 2015)
SPIRIT LODGE 2017-04 (April 2017)
THE SACRED FIRE 2013-06 (June 2013)
“LAST CHANCE” 2012-06 (June 2012)
BLINDMAN’S RUSH INTO THE SKY 2015-12 (December 2015)
DREAMING 2012-05 (May 2012)
FISH DREAMER 2018-02 (February 2018)
GOD OF THE WILDERNESS 2019-07 (July 2019)
I HEAR A HEART BEATING 2015-10 (October 2015)
LAST CAMP, FIRST SONG 2018-02 (February 2018)
LIVING INSIDE A CHILDS DREAM 2013-04 (April 2013)
LOOKING FOR AMERICA 2016-01 (January 2016)
MEN WITHOUT NATIONS - A COLLECTIVE STUDY 2016-01 (January 2016)
MISHIPESHU LOOKING FOR GHOSTS 2017-10 (October 2017)
REFLECTION OF TIME; PLACES WITH NO NAMES; WALKING BETWEEN TWO WORLDS 2016-01 (January 2016)
SEEING FIRE FOR THE FIRST TIME 2013-06 (June 2013)
SEER 2013-06 (June 2013)
SHADOW OF A BIRD 2013-06 (June 2013)
SKY PEOPLE & STONE BUILDERS 2018-02 (February 2018)
SKY PEOPLE AND STONE BUILDERS 2017-04 (April 2017)
SPIRIT LODGE 2018-01 (January 2018)
THE APPRENTICE AND THE STRANGER 2015-12 (December 2015)
THE EARTH 2013-04 (April 2013)
THE FIRST DAY OF HISTORY 2014-10 (October 2014)
THE FOUR DIRECTIONS 2018-01 (January 2018)
THE FOURTH HUNTER & LOOKING FOR AMERICA 2016-05 (May 2016)
THE MAN WHO DREAMED HE WAS SMOKE 2013-06 (June 2013)
WAITING FOR THE WORLD TO STOP 2017-10 (October 2017)
WINTER FISHING 2007-06 (June 2007)
‘THE WIND THAT WILL STOP THE WORLD’ 2014-06 (June 2014)

Recent Auction Results

GOD OF THE WILDERNESS
Estimate: 200 — 250
Sold: Jul 2019 — Sold For: $180
FISH DREAMER
Estimate: 200 — 250
Sold: Feb 2018 — Sold For: $660
SKY PEOPLE & STONE BUILDERS
Estimate: 200 — 250
Sold: Feb 2018 — Sold For: $330
LAST CAMP, FIRST SONG
Estimate: 200 — 250
Sold: Feb 2018 — Sold For: $360
THE FOUR DIRECTIONS
Estimate: 250 — 350
Sold: Jan 2018 — Sold For: $192
SPIRIT LODGE
Estimate: 250 — 350
Sold: Jan 2018 — Sold For: $450

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