Aminah Robinson

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Aminah Robinson
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Born Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson
(1940-02-14) February 14, 1940 (age 75)
Columbus, Ohio
Nationality American
Alma mater Columbus College of Art and Design
Awards MacArthur Fellows Program

Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson (born February 18, 1940, Columbus, Ohio) is an American artist.[1]


Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson was born in 1940. Robinson was raised in Columbus, Ohio, within the close-knit community of Poindexter Village, one of the country’s first federally funded metropolitan housing developments.[2] Robinson received her formal art training at the Columbus Art School (now the Columbus College of Art and Design). She continues to live and work in Columbus. She graduated from the Columbus Art School cum laude in 1960, studying at Ohio State University, Franklin University, and Bliss College.[3] Her diverse body of work ranges from drawings and woodcuts to complex sculptures made from natural and synthetic materials, such as twigs, carved leather, music boxes, and “hogmawg,” her own material composed of mud, grease, dyes, and glue. [4]

She has shown at the Columbus Museum of Art,[5][6] the Tacoma Art Museum,[7] and the Brooklyn Museum.[8]



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