Brief Bio of William Robinson
Although my father and my brother were artists, I missed out on that particular set of genes so I had to settle for an appreciation of art and a lifelong addiction of museums. I purchased my first piece of art in my early twenties and have been collecting art ever since. As I got older, I sought to enhance the quality of my collecting by reading and befriending gallery owners and dealers. Now that I have “retired” from the regular work-a-day-world, I have the time pursue the world of 20th century art, furniture and design in a way I never had been able to do before.
Of particular joy is to find amazing but lesser known artists and help shine light on their achievements. An example of this is the art of Hungarian Expressionists. As German Expressionist’s become less and less available and more and more expensive, I’ve found a whole new world of artists well worth collecting among Hungarian artists of the same period. That they are affordable means people of moderate means can have them hanging on their walls and enjoy them knowing they have an asset to trade, sell or pass on to their children. The same goes for American Social Realists from the 30’s and 40’s. During the Great Depression the federal government Works Progress Administration (WPA) saved America from what would have been two decades of an absence of art and a chronology of life during this devastating economic era.