Aminah Robinson

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Aminah Robinson
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Born Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson
(1940-02-18)February 18, 1940
Columbus, Ohio
Died May 22, 2015(2015-05-22) (aged 75)
Columbus, Ohio
Nationality American
Alma mater Columbus College of Art and Design
Awards MacArthur Fellows Program

Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson (February 18, 1940 – May 22, 2015) was an American artist.[1]

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Robinson was born in 1940 and 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 continued 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] She died on May 22, 2015 of heart problems.[9]

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