Donald Robinson has drawn and painted from an early age. He received his first art training from his father who was a professional artist and a college art professor. Later, Don won an art scholarship to the Art Students League of New York. Further education in painting and drawing was achieved while on an art scholarship to the University of Georgia (BFA). He completed his studies in painting and sculpture at Columbia University (MFA). Although professionally schooled in the field of fine art, Don also trained in educational administration (Ed.D), becoming a secondary school principal. Now retired, he devotes himself full time to his art.
Don and his wife, Dolores, who is also a retired educator, have a grown son who has followed in the family’s footsteps by pursuing a career in the field of education.
Besides his involvement with the Plein Air Painters of the Jersey Coast, Don belongs to the Guild of Creative Art (where he is an exhibiting member), the Art Students League of New York (life member), and the New Jersey branch of the American Artists Professional League, the Printmaking Council of New Jersey, the Art Alliance, and the American Impressionists Society. In addition, Don holds associate membership in the Oil Painters of America and the Allied Artists of America. He has exhibited both nationally and regionally, most recently exhibiting with the Hudson Valley Artists Association in their 75th Annual National Show in New York City. Don has had one of his coastal scenes displayed in Plein Air Magazine (January, 2005).