Robbins, Michael Jed (New York City, Born, 1949)
Title; "Ensueno de Mexico"
Medium: Original Hand-Colored Linocut
Note: Michael Robbins: A contemporary New York painter and printmaker, Michael Robbins graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Cooper Union in 1970. He then taught art techniques for a period of one year at Syracuse University. Robbins began exhibiting his work around 1975. In 1985 the artist was a recipient of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.He is the son of New York cartoonist Frank Robbins who's works include Johnny Hazard and batman.
In his art, Michael Robbins concentrates upon the elements of speed and motion and how they relate to atmosphere, light and colors. An original linocut, "Spirit of Speed I" (Airplane in Motion) was printed and published in 1989 in a limited edition of forty-five signed impressions. Each impression was hand-colored by the artist, who used differing ranges of tones and values to explore the facets of speed and color. Thus every impression is a unique work of art.
Today the art of Michael Jed Robbins will be found in many important collections, including The Sara Roby Foundation, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Printed upon hand-made, archival paper and with full margins as created by the artist in 1989. Signed, dated, titled Ap11. Artwork measures 37 inches by 25 inches. Frame measures 29 inches by 41 inches. The artist biography and information pertaining to this work of art has been written and designed by Greg & Connie Peters