"Maulais sur le Thouaret"
oil on canvas
23 1/2" x 28 3/4"
Robin, Michel
b. 1930

The figurative landscape painter Michel Robin was born in Paris on August 24, 1930. Both his father and his grandfather before him were artists. From an early age, he studied under his father, George Robin, a figure of international standing in the art world.

His work was first exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Francais in 1968, when he obtained an Honourable Mention and was nominated a member of the Society. In that same year he also won a bronze medal. The following year one of his canvases was awarded the French Landscape Painters’ Prize and he received a silver medal at the Salon in 1970.

He has also been nominated Societaire of the Salon des Independants and the Solon d’Hiver.

In the following years, he won a medal at the Spring Salon, obtained a bronze medal by the Municipality of Clichy, a silver medal by the French Government and the Municipality of Paris. Michel Robin has unfortunately ingerited an optical complaint from his father, who is still alive but practically blind since many year and has to spend long stretched of time in hostpital. His output is therefore extremely limited, but when he was able to paint, he put all his considerable artistic skills and his pride into his work, which has now already reached and sometimes even surpassed the quality of his famous father Georges.

Even so he is a regular exhibitor at the Salon des Artistes Francais, Salon des Independants and Galerie de Rohan. Some of his works found their way to the United States, Great Britain, Austria, and Germany.