Marching Out

George Robson (1945 - )

Oil on canvas

2001

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  • About the work
    Location
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Home Office, 2 Marsham Street
  • About the artist
    Born into a family of mineworkers in South Tyneside, George Robson spent almost 30 years working for the National Union of Mineworkers at their headquarters in Durham. After retiring in 1993, he focused on his work as an artist, choosing the mining communities of North Eastern England as a central theme of his work. The Durham Miners’ Gala, a major annual event that has taken place since 1871 in the region, features regularly in his works – an event that Robson believes was under-represented in art. He has had numerous exhibitions in Durham and Newcastle and has undertaken commissions for the Easington District public art scheme, developed as part of a coalfield regeneration project.
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  • Details
    Title
    Marching Out
    Date
    2001
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 91.30 cm, width: 121.80 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from the artist, November 2001
    Inscription
    bl: GWR '01
    Provenance
    the artist
    GAC number
    17644