Markey Robinson Biography and Works - Ross's Auctioneers & Valuers
Markey Robinson

Markey Robinson was born in Belfast and was a landscape/figure painter and a sculptor. Whilst he was educated at Perth Street Elementary School and at the Belfast College of Art, he learnt most of his artistic intelligence from his grandfather and recognised painter/decorator, Thomas Robinson.

Markey travelled to Canada and South Africa and in 1942 three of his paintings were first exhibited in the Ulster Academy of Arts exhibition: Autumn landscape; Boulogne; Irish Port, 1940. His work travelled around Ireland and in 1948 his artwork was spread out between three exhibitions. Mansard Gallery, London, CEMA Gallery and Gray’s Gallery, both in Belfast.

Robinson returned from Spain in 1969, a fire had destroyed his studio in Belfast and so he returned to Spain for a year and then settled in Dublin. The Irish Independent said, ‘For years before he returned to his native Belfast, Markey lived and worked in a room above the Oriel Gallery, and daily wandered around Dublin 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.’. For some unknown reason, Markey preferred to be paid in cash and it was not until after his death that solicitors were able to trace eleven different bank deposit accounts as well as envelopes of money in his home in Belfast. 

Markey Robinson - Unsold artworks for sale

There are currently 16 unsold artwork(s) that are open to offers

Markey Robinson - Auction results

There have been 551 artwork(s) sold in previous auctions
  • Lot 134 by Markey Robinson at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 134 Sale Date: 02 October 2007
    Result: £24,000
  • Lot 83 by Markey Robinson at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 83 Sale Date: 05 December 2007
    Result: £24,000
  • Lot 109 by Markey Robinson at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 109 Sale Date: 05 March 2008
    Result: £11,000
  • Lot 96 by Markey Robinson at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 96 Sale Date: 05 December 2007
    Result: £10,500
  • Lot 26 by Markey Robinson at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 26 Sale Date: 08 October 2008
    Result: £9,200
  • Lot 116A by Markey Robinson at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 116A Sale Date: 05 March 2008
    Result: £8,500
  • Lot 106 by Markey Robinson at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 106 Sale Date: 07 March 2012
    Result: £8,000
  • Lot 74 by Markey Robinson at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 74 Sale Date: 18 February 2009
    Result: £7,500
  • Lot 26 by Markey Robinson at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 26 Sale Date: 18 February 2009
    Result: £7,000
  • Lot 100 by Markey Robinson at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 100 Sale Date: 03 December 2008
    Result: £6,000
  • Lot 70 by Markey Robinson at Ross's Auctions
    Lot 70 Sale Date: 08 October 2008
    Result: £5,800