Markey Robinson (1918 - 1999)

 


Road to Duggort - Oil on Board

 

Born on Arkwright Street in Belfast, David Marcus Robinson, son of a housepainter of the same name. He took his direction and love of art and colour from his grandfather, Thomas Robinson.

 

Markey, now well established as one of Ireland's leading names in art, had brushes with careers of all kinds, but it was to art that Markey dedicated nearly all of his life. He ultimately has become one of the most recognisable and consistently saleable painters in Ireland.

 

Although he originally lived and worked in Belfast, Markey frequently travelled the world in search of the images that would become iconic in his paintings. His trips to Spain and Africa provided stunning, simplistic images of buildings and life from around the world, but it was Ireland that captured Markey's imagination most of all. His paintings depict the countryside with flat, muted colour and in his almost abstract, almost geometrical compositions, he seems to capture the easy relationship between beauty and sadness.

 

Markey led a turbulent life and often left no room for close relationships. After a separation from his family, he moved to Dublin, eventually coming to the Apollo Gallery on Dawson Street. His work continued to progress and develop here, and he was a familiar sight walking around Dublin, dragging behind him his cart containing all his possessions. The Irish Independent described his time in Dublin as "a daily occurrence of the city, dressed like a tramp, searching skips and rubbish tips for boards and paper on which he could paint. His pockets would be filled with large amounts of cash."

 

Markey's outwardly eccentric nature seemed to contradict his paintings, which seem to display a gentle calm and a close relationship with rural Ireland and the landscape.

 

Markey died suddenly on 28th January 1999 at his home in Belfast, but had inspired his family to paint, his daughter Annie Robinson is currently represented by Duke Street Gallery.

 

 

 

 

80 products in this category, displaying products 1 to 80.

  ARTIST/TITLE PRICE  
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
Still Life with Jug
Gouache on Board, Framed
20cm x 26cm (8" x 10")

€2,900.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
Looking Out To Sea
Gouache on Board, Framed
14cm x 41cm (5.5'' x 16'')

€2,900.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
Towards Muckish Mountain
Gouache on Board, Framed
23cm x 25cm (9" x 10")

€2,900.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
The Mourne Mountains
Gouache on Board, Framed
23cm x 33cm (9" x 13")

€2,900.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
Down to the Sea
Gouache on Board, Framed
16cm x 24cm (6" x 9.5")

€2,900.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
Looking Towards Mourne Mts
Gouache on Board, Framed
18cm x 28cm (7" x 11")

€2,900.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
Peaceful Shore, Connemara
Gouache on Board, Framed
10cm x 28cm (4" x 11")

€2,900.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
Two Shawlies Returning Home
Pencil & Watercolour, Framed
10cm x 14cm (4" x 5.5")

SOLD
€450.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
Connemara Landscape
Pencil & Watercolour, Framed
10cm x 14cm (4" x 5.5")

SOLD
€450.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
Galway Landscape
Pencil & Watercolour, Framed
10cm x 14cm (4" x 5.5")

SOLD
€450.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
Watching the Sails
Pencil & Watercolour, Framed
10cm x 14cm (4" x 5.5")

SOLD
€450.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
Marching Band
Gouache on Board, Framed
34cm x 25cm (13.5" x 10")

€2,900.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
Having A Chat
Gouache on Board, Framed
36cm x 28cm (14" x 11")

SOLD
€2,900.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
Walking Home
Water colour on paper, framed
14cm x 20cm (5.5" x 8")

SOLD
€1,500.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
Blue Mist Over Galway Bay
Goauche on board, Framed
10cm x 28cm (4" x 11")

SOLD
€1,500.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
Sail boat, Achill Island
Goauche on board, Framed
26cm x 47cm (10" x 18.5")

SOLD
€3,500.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
The Family
Goauche on board, Framed
18cm x 28cm (7" x 11")

SOLD
€2,900.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
Across the Lake, Connemara
Goauche on board, Framed
42cm x 25cm (16.5" x 10")

€3,500.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
Homage to Vallely
Guoache on Board, Framed
41cm x 23cm (16" x 9")

SOLD
€3,900.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
Clown
Guoache on Board, Framed
37cm x 18cm (14.5" x 7")

SOLD
€3,900.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
Still Life with Fish
Guoache on Board, Framed
20cm x 22cm (8" x 8.5")

SOLD
€2,900.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
Cherish
Guoache on Board, Framed
21cm x 16cm (8.25" x 6.25")

SOLD
€2,900.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
Gable Ends, Achill
Guoache on Board, Framed
14cm x 22cm (5.5" x 9")

SOLD
€2,900.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
Belfast Docks
Goache on Board, Framed
51cm x 33cm (20" x 13")

SOLD
€9,500.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
Still Life with Guitar
Goache on Board, Framed
51cm x 33cm (20" x 13")

SOLD
€9,500.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
Morocco
Gouache on Paper, Framed
10cm x 42cm (6" x 16.5")

SOLD
€5,500.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
Sail Boats, Co. Galway
Gouache on Paper, Framed
19cm x 24cm (7.5" x 9.5")

SOLD
€2,500.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
Gable Ends Co Galway
Gouache on Paper, Framed
8cm x 13cm (3" x 5")

SOLD
€1,500.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
The Artists House, Port Orlean
Oil On Canvas, framed
65cm x 44cm

SOLD
€25,000.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
Morocco
Gouache on Board, Framed
37cm x 17cm

SOLD
€2,500.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
Two Clowns
Gouache on Paper, Framed
25cm x 36cm (10" x 14")

€2,900.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
Sunset Sailing
Oil on Card, Framed
18cm x 30cm (7" x 12")

€2,900.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
From 12 Bens, Connemara
Goache on Board, Framed
8" x 4.5" (20cm x 12cm)

€1,900.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
Watching the Bay
Oil on Board, Framed
72cm x 51cm (28" x 20")

SOLD
€5,900.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
Returning Home, Achill Island
Gouache on Paper, Framed
20cm x 28.5cm (8'' x 11'')

SOLD
€5,500.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
Watching the Boats
Gouache on Paper, Framed
40cm x 28cm (16" x 11")

SOLD
€5,500.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
Coming Home, Achil Island
Gouache on Board, Framed
15cm x 30cm (6" x 12")

SOLD
€2,500.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
Watching the Boats
Goauche on board, Framed
27cm x 23cm (10.5" x 9")

SOLD
€5,500.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
Going to Market
Gouache on Board, Framed
35cm x 16cm (15" x 6.25")

SOLD
€3,500.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
The Road to Church
Goache on Board, Framed
81cm x 56cm (32" x 22")

SOLD
€25,000.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
Cottage, Returning Home
Goache on Board, Framed
30cm x 23cm (12" x 9")

SOLD
€2,500.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
Clown
Gouache on Board, Framed
28cm x 20cm (11" x 8")

SOLD
€2,900.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
Fading Light, Achill Island
Gouache on Board, Framed
26cm x 20cm (10" x 8")

SOLD
€6,900.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
Riders to the Sea
Gouache on Board, Framed
36cm x 26cm (14" x 10")

SOLD
€6,900.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
Waiting for the boats
Gouache on Paper, Framed
23cm x 13cm (9" x 5")

SOLD
€2,500.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
Lough Corrib, Galway
Gouache on Paper, Framed
51cm x 34cm (20" x 13")

SOLD
€5,500.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
Renvyle, Connemara
Gouache on Paper, Framed
43cm x 33cm (17" x 13")

SOLD
€5,500.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
Red door, Connemara Cotage
Gouache on Board, Framed
34.5cm x 24cm (13.5" x 9.25")

SOLD
€5,500.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
The Walk Home, Achill
Gouache on Board, Framed
70cm x 25cm

SOLD
€15,000.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
Clown
Gouache on Paper, Framed
31.5cm x 22.5cm

SOLD
€2,500.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
May Returning Home, Connemara
Gouache on Paper, Framed
40cm x 34cm (16" x 13")

SOLD
€5,500.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
Three Trees
Goauche on paper, Framed
20cm x 11cm

SOLD
€2,900.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
Swallows
Goauche on paper, Framed
28cm x 19cm

SOLD
€2,900.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
Moonlight, Galway Bay
Goauche on paper, Framed
26cm x 21cm

SOLD
€2,900.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
Markey and May, Walk Home
Goauche on paper, Framed
24cm x 19cm

SOLD
€2,900.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
Connemara
Gouache on Paper, Framed
23cm x 20.5cm

SOLD
€2,900.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
Queen of Tara
Gouache on Paper, Framed
20cm x 33cm

SOLD
€5,500.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
Three Trees, Connemara
Gouache on Paper, Framed
20cm x 30cm

SOLD
€1,900.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
Sad Clown
Gouache on Paper, Framed
30cm x 19cm

SOLD
€1,900.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
King of Tara
Woodcarving, Framed
17cm x 37cm

SOLD
€5,500.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
The Village
Limited Edition Print, Framed
18.5cm x 58cm (7.25" x 23")

SOLD
€390.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
Still life, Artists Window
Limited Edition Print, Framed
81cm x 57cm (32" x 22.5")

SOLD
€950.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
Autumn Walks
Limited Edition Print, Framed
23cm x 37cm (9" x 14.5")

€290.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
Waiting for the boat, Galway
Limited Edition Print, Framed
40cm x 82cm (16" x 32")

€490.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
Five Trees, Galway Bay
Limited Edition Print, Framed
82.5cm x 42cm (17" x 32.5")

€490.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
Sailing
Limited Edition Print, Framed
25cm x 30cm (10" x 12")

SOLD
€190.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
The Potato Picker
Limited Edition Print, Framed
37cm x 23cm (14.5" x 9")

SOLD
€190.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
Potato Pickers, Cottages
Limited Edition Print, Framed
44cm x 50cm (17" x 20")

SOLD
€490.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
The Twelve Bens
Limited Edition Print, Framed
50cm x 60cm (20" x 24")

SOLD
€390.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
Still Life with Fish
Limited Edition Print, Framed
50cm x 75cm (20" x 29.5")

€490.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
Four Blue Trees, The Burren
Limited Edition Print, Framed
20cm x 80cm (8" x 31.5")

€390.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
Sailing - Dalkey
Limited Edition Print, Framed
30cm x 51cm (12" x 20")

SOLD
€250.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
Sailing Galway Bay
Limited Edition Print, Framed
37cm x 51cm (14.5" x 20")

SOLD
€290.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
The Wicklow Way, Fishing Spot
Limited Edition Print, Framed
30cm x 40cm (12'' x 16'')

€250.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
The Road to Dugort, Achill
Limited Edition Print, Framed
82cm x 41cm (16" x 32")

SOLD
€750.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
The Family, Night Sky Clifden
Limited Edition Print, Framed
47cm x 80cm (18.5" x 31.5")

€490.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
The Juggler with Golden Balls
Limited Edition Print, Framed
26cm x 32cm

SOLD
€290.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
Summertime Sailing
Limited Edition Print, Framed
20cm x 37cm (8" x 14.5")

SOLD
€290.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
The Golden Stage Performer
Limited Edition Print, Framed
30cm x 25cm (12" x 10")

SOLD
€290.00
Markey Robinson Markey Robinson
The Mourne Mountains
Limited Edition Print, Framed
59cm x 48cm

SOLD
€390.00
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