American Impressionist William S. Robinson established himself as an artist at the famed Old Lyme Art Colony. A retrospective exhibition remembers this spirited painter.
After his first trip to the Old Lyme Art Colony in 1905, William S. Robinson (1861-1945) made annual summer trips there through 1921, when he settled in Old Lyme year-round. As a member of this storied artist group, Robinson earned recognition for his lyrical landscape paintings executed in the style of the American Impressionists.

William S. Robinson, “Meadow’s Edge,” oil on board, 9 3/8 x 12 1/4 in. The Cooley Gallery
The Cooley Gallery, an exhibitor of quality American paintings from the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries, will host a solo exhibition of works by William S. Robinson in September. “A Painter’s Prose: Recently Acquired Works by William S. Robinson” premieres September 6 and continues through October 4. The exhibition comprises 25 paintings by Robinson, all of which are for sale, ranging in size from small plein air sketches to larger, more developed landscapes.

William S. Robinson, “Ocean Cliffs,” oil on board, 7 1/4 x 9 3/8 in. The Cooley Gallery

William S. Robinson, “Old Lyme Meadows,” oil on board, 12 x 15 3/8 in. The Cooley Gallery

The exhibition’s title references Robinson’s fluidity with paint and his ability to compose poetic scenes with a rich visual lexicon. Robinson’s landscapes offer stirring reflections on the bucolic land surrounding Old Lyme, as well as the artist’s other inspirations in France, across New England, and in Mississippi.
To learn more, visit the Cooley Gallery online.


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