The nude in an interior is one of Philipson’s richest themes. The subjects range from exotic figures and lovers, to the languor of the bordellos. Although Philipson had a commitment to challenging subject matter, this was always offset by his dedication to the decorative demands of each painting, a sufficient subject in itself. This year a new monograph of the artist will be published, written by Dr. Elizabeth Cumming.
Signature: signed lower right
Festival Exhibition, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, 1970, cat. 31; Robin Philipson Retrospective, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, 1989, cat. 100, titled ‘Companions’; Robin Philipson, 100, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, 2016, cat. 16
Collection of Mr and Mrs Rankin, Edinburgh