Robert Burns (artist)

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Robert Burns (Edinburgh, 1869 — 1941) was a Scottish painter and designer, of the Art nouveau and Decorative arts.

Robert Burns spent long time, studying at London and Paris, and traveling northern Africa; then he returned to Edinburgh. He followed the example of the Arts and Crafts movement artists, employing a variety of materials for handicraft works. Such school also fomented the relationship between arts, commerce, and industry. Burns' most famous and complete designs have been for the Crawford's Tea Room (1926), which was located on Princes Street, Edinburgh. Robert Burns combined both commercial enterprises and teaching, becoming the Head of Painting, at the Edinburgh College of Art.