Frederick Cayley Robinson: Evening in London, 1920
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Frederick Cayley Robinson (1862-1927)
Cayley Robinson studied at the St. John's Wood School of Art, and then at the Royal Academy Schools. He was a painter of idyllic scenes and domestic interiors, a decorator and illustrator. He was experimental in technique, particularly in different forms of tempera, and his membership of the Tempera Society connected him with the Birmingham Group of Painters and Craftsmen. Robinson was Professor of Figure Composition and Decoration at Glasgow School of Art from 1914-24, a member of the Royal Society of British Artists and the Royal Watercolour Society, and an Associate of the Royal Academy (ARA) from 1921.
Robinson's most well known works are the set of murals he was comissioned to paint in 1915 for the Middlesex Hospital in central London, reflecting the social and clinical roles of hospitals at that time. For nearly a 100 years, these four giant paintings, collectively titled 'Acts of Mercy', were displayed in the reception area and welcomed visitors to the hospital. The building has since been demolished, but the paintings were purchased by the Wellcome Trust in 2007 and are usually on public display in the Wellcome Library in Euston.
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