WorldCat Identities

Gibson, Robin

Overview
Works: 26 works in 146 publications in 3 languages and 2,738 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Catalogs  Pictorial works  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: ND1309.6, 757.0904
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robin Gibson
Painting the century : 101 portrait masterpieces of 1900-2000 by Robin Gibson( Book )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Boldini, Schiele, Grosz and Picasso to Hockney, Freud and the latest wave of new emerging artists, this book celebrates the turbulent history and extraordinary revolutions in styles & attitudes towards the portrait in European and American art
British portrait painters by Robin Gibson( Book )

13 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flower painting by Clare Sydney( Book )

14 editions published in 1976 in 3 languages and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The portrait now by Robin Gibson( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

20th century portraits : [cataglogue of an] exhibition at 15 Carlton House Terrace, S.W.1 by Robin Gibson( Book )

21 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Glyn Philpot, 1884-1937 : Edwardian aesthete to thirties modernist by Robin Gibson( Book )

7 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Sitwells and the arts of the 1920s and 1930s : National Portrait Gallery, London( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edith, Osbert, and Sacheverell Sitwell rarely missed an opportunity to promote themselves or denounce their sworn enemy, the Philistine. The Sitwells were natural subjects, and targets, for the media. Unconventional, aristocratic, and physically imposing, they were bold, talented, and provocative. This book celebrates their lives and their artistic crusade, which brought them into contact and conflict with many of the leading figures of the arts in the early part of this century. Gertrude Stein, T.S. Eliot, Dylan Thomas, and Evelyn Waugh were among their friends; their favorite enemies included Wyndham Lewis, Noel Coward, and D.H. Lawrence. The book begins with their childhood at Renishaw, the ancestral home in Derbyshire, England, and with their ill-matched parents, the eccentric Sir George and the extravagant Lady Ida. It follows them to London, to the fashionable circles of Bloomsbury and the elegant drawing rooms of celebrated society hostesses; and to Paris, to the studios Modigliani and Picasso. It discusses their involvement with the Russian ballet, their early literary ventures, and their patronage of the young composer William Walton, which resulted in Facade, their most famous collaboration
Madame Yevonde : colour, fantasy, and myth by Robin Gibson( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The face in the corner : animals in portraits from the collections of the National Portrait Gallery by National Portrait Gallery (Great Britain)( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Bratby : portraits by John Bratby( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Glenys Barton by Glenys Barton( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue of portraits in the Collection of the Earl of Clarendon by Robin Gibson( Book )

8 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exhibition of paintings from the Collection of Dr. D.M. McDonald [held at] Leggatt Brothers, 30 St. James's Street, London SWI, 16 October - 6 November 1970 by Robin Gibson( Book )

12 editions published in 1970 in 3 languages and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Masque of beauty by National Portrait Gallery (Great Britain)( Book )

3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pets in portraits by Robin Gibson( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pets tell something about their owners, whether they are bought to make a fashion statement, as child substitutes or as an expression of unconditional love between two sentient beings. So remarked Robin Gibson, the author of this book, on its first publication in 1998. It is about the various animals that appear in portraits in the National Portrait Gallery, but it is also about the owners of the animals w ho commissioned the portraits. The association of the subject or indeed the artist of a portrait with an identifiable pet immediately adds a further dimension to our understanding of the characterisation. For example, in a self-portrait by Hogarth there is a pug probably painted over by the artist and visible only under X-ray relieving itself on a pile of old master paintings. A succinct comment, Gibson writes, on those collectors who preferred second-rate foreign imports to contemporary works by British artists. From the Elizabethan soldier and diplomat Sir Henry Unton to the children of King Charles I; from the little terrier that records Lady Caroline Lambs first extra-marital affair to Queen Victoria's dogs, photographed with her Ghillie John Brown; from the extraordinary images of ballet dancer Anna Pavlova and her pet swan to the poet and critic Edith Sitwell and her favourite cat, this book charts the British love-affair with the domestic pet
John Bellany : new portraits, the Maxi/Hudson Collection by John Bellany( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

H.R.H. the Prince of Wales : a portrait commission by Judith Collins( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British portrait painters. Rev.ed. (Great artists collection) by Robin Gibson( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary poets : a National Portrait Gallery exhibition : portraits by Peter Edwards( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The masque of beauty( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Painting the century : 101 portrait masterpieces of 1900-2000
Alternative Names
Robin Warwick Gibson Canadian historian and academic

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Languages
English (128)

Dutch (1)

Hebrew (1)

Covers
The Sitwells and the arts of the 1920s and 1930s : National Portrait Gallery, LondonThe face in the corner : animals in portraits from the collections of the National Portrait GalleryGlenys Barton