William Robinson, born in Brisbane, is a revered figure in Australia's art world, celebrated for his remarkable ability to capture landscapes and portraits. His artworks breathe life into the rainforests of South East Queensland and the seascapes of Northern New South Wales, offering a genuine portrayal of the Australian bush that evokes profound emotions.
Renowned for his skilful portrayal of diverse perspectives in Australia's landscapes, Robinson's detailed images have become iconic representations of the country. His ingenuity shines through his self-portraits, earning him esteemed accolades such as the Archibald Prize in 1987 and 1995, solidifying his place in the annals of Australian art history.
In 2001, a significant exhibition at the Queensland Art Gallery showcased the evolution of Robinson's artistic journey. That pivotal year also marked the publication of a book chronicling his illustrious career. Additionally, the establishment of the William Robinson Gallery at the QUT campus in Old Government House in 2009 stands as a testament to his enduring influence on Australian art.