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private art dealer and appraiser

Michael Francis Robinson, British private art dealer and appraiser. Chairman The Bach Ensemble, New York, 1984-1999; consultant to department of history, Presbyterian Church United States of America, 1999-2000. Member The Honorary Society Inner Temple (Duke of Edinburgh Scholar 1974), The Manuscript Society, The Hardwick Society, The Worshipful Company of Wax Chandlers (London), Westside Club, Masons (curator since 1984).

Background

Robinson, Michael Francis was born on October 6, 1954 in London. Came to the United States, 1978. Son of Canon Joseph and Anne (Antrobus) Robinson.

Education

Student, The King's School, Canterbury, England, 1972. Bachelor of Laws, King's College, London University, London, 1976. Postgraduate, The College Law, London, 1977.

Postgraduate, Centre Study European Law, London & Luxembourg.

Career

Head rare books, Brentano's, Inc., New York City, 1978-1981;head rare books, Phillips Auctioneers, New York City, 1981-1985;auctioneer fine arts, Phillips Auctioneers, New York City, 1982-1985;president, M.F. Robinson & Associations, New York City, since 1985. Consultant to music private collectors, Internal Revenue Service, since 1989. Prforzheimer lecturer New York Public Library., New York City, 1989.

Chairman writers panel San Francisco International Antique Fair, 1989, 90.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author articles Architectural Digest, Connosieur, Art and Auction, Manuscripts and other magazines. Contributing editor The American Book Collector, 1985-1989, Art and Auction, 1989-1996. Associate editor Journal Guild of Bookworkers.

      Editor Treasures of Eton College, The Pierpont Morgan Library, 1990. Joinr editor, co-author: In August Company The Collections of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1991-1992, Mark Twain: An American Voice to the World, 1996.

Membership

Chairman The Bach Ensemble, New York, 1984-1999. Consultant to department of history, Presbyterian Church United States of America, 1999-2000. Member The Honorary Society Inner Temple (Duke of Edinburgh Scholar 1974), The Manuscript Society, The Hardwick Society, The Worshipful Company of Wax Chandlers (London), Westside Club, Masons (curator since 1984).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocation: music before 1800.

Connections

father:
Canon Joseph Robinson

mother:
Anne (Antrobus) Robinson