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Susan M. Robinson
(1949-    )

Susan Marguerite Robinson earned a bachelor's degree in Geology and Education from the State University of New York in 1971 and later studied art and art history at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. While living in Canada she was a member of the Manotick Art Association and the Ottawa Art Association, in which she won several competitions. She has painted and sold many wildlife scenes (especially birds), her principal subject matter, but is also an accomplished mineral and gem artist, having accepted 35 commissions thus far. She paints in a rigorously realistic style, in acrylic paint on canvas and on art board, and also produces drawings in pen and ink. Several of her mineral paintings have been displayed at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show, and at the Rochester Mineralogical Symposium, and she was the featured guest artist at the 1996 Munich Mineral Show. One painting (a Guerrero amethyst) was published in Panczner's Minerals of Mexico (1986), and her pen and ink drawings have appeared in Rocks & Minerals, on the covers of the Rochester Mineralogical Symposium program books, and in Canadian Gemmologist. She wrote and illustrated a self-published book entitled Is This an Agate? An Illustrated Guide to Lake Superior's Beach Stones, as well as a collector's guide to Copper Country minerals. Since 1987 she has also written an extensive series of articles for Rocks & Minerals on mineral and mining artists.

Susan lives in Hancock, Michigan with her husband, mineralogist George Robinson, curator of the Seaman Mineralogical Museum at Michigan Tech. She may be contacted at susanmrobinson@hotmail.com.

W.E.W.

References:
Robinson, S. (1987) Mineral art today. Rocks & Minerals, 62, 328-343.
Robinson, S. (1989) Of mines and men: A look at art that depicts mining. Rocks & Minerals,64, 476-495.

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The Mineralogical Record: Susan M. Robinson - Virginia Apophyllite Virginia Apophyllite
Acrylic on canvas, 16 x 20 inches (1986). The specimen measures 14 inches. Specimen and painting: collection of John Medici. Copyright 1986 Susan M. Robinson.
The Mineralogical Record: Susan M. Robinson - Idaho Pyromorphite Idaho Pyromorphite
Acrylic on canvas, 10 x 12 inches (1986). Specimen measures 9 inches; specimen and painting: Carl Faddis collection. Copyright 1986 Susan M. Robinson.
The Mineralogical Record: Susan M. Robinson - Guerrero Amethyst Guerrero Amethyst
Acrylic ob canvas, 10 x 12 inches (1984). Specimen 10 inches; specimen and painting: Carl Faddis collection. Copyright 1984 Susan M. Robinson.
The Mineralogical Record: Susan M. Robinson - In the Copper Queen Mine In the Copper Queen Mine
Acrylic on art board, 8.5 x 9 inches (1991). Painting: Artist's collection. Copyright 1991 Susan M. Robinson.
The Mineralogical Record: Susan M. Robinson - Tumbled Stones Tumbled Stones
Acrylic on art board, 8 x 10 inches (1989). Tumbled stones and painting: artist's collection. Copyright 1989 Susan M. Robinson.
The Mineralogical Record: Susan M. Robinson - Balmat Calcite, Faceted Balmat Calcite, Faceted
Calcite (cut stone,1077 carats) from Balmat, New York, in A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum collection (gift of Harold Dibble). The stone was named "The Doris" by Harold after his late wife. Acrylic on canvas, 12 x 16 inches (1985), painting in the Art Grant collection. . Copyright 1985 Susan M. Robinson.
The Mineralogical Record: Susan M. Robinson - The Lapidarist The Lapidarist
Acrylic on canvas, 8 x 10 inches (1996). Painting: collection of Tiger Salotti. Copyright 1996 Susan M. Robinson.
The Mineralogical Record: Susan M. Robinson - German Minerals German Minerals
Acrylic on canvas, 12 x 20 inches (1996), specimens and painting: Tiger Salotti collection.
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