Profile: John N. Robinson (1912-1994)

John N. Robinson was an African-American artist who lived and worked in Washington, D.C. He made realist paintings showing the people and places of his family home, his neighborhood, and the city in which he lived. Called “quiet and conscientious” and praised for works of “sincerity and humility,” he was particularly noted for portraits that showed his sitters in a way that successfully revealed their individual character. Continue reading Profile: John N. Robinson (1912-1994)