Markey Robinson

Markey was born in 1918 in Belfast and studied there at the College of Art.  While his main passion was painting he also made sculptures, and designed some stained glass panels.  His first exhibition was also held in Belfast during World War II.  He held annual one man shows in the Oriel Gallery from 1976 until his death. He showed a number of pictures at The Royal Hibernian Academy and he had a one man show at the George Gallery and the Leinster Gallery.

Markey is a house hold name and he depicts the West of Ireland with emotion and energy with his simplistic images and limited palette.  His paintings cover a wide range of subjects from landscapes to still life to circus clowns and figurative pieces.   He is represented in IMMA and the Ulster Museum and he is in many private collections across the globe.

Markey painted right up to his death in 1999

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"Ancestral Homes"

Oil on board 12x26 Sold

All Dressed Up

19x12 ins. Sold

Cottage and Sails

Gouache on card 13x20ins


The Band

oil on board 20x13ins


The Politicians

Gouache on board 29x9ins SOLD

Returning Home

Oil on board 4.5x12ins Sold

Ancestral Homes

Oil on panel 7x16ins

Going to Mass

Oil on board 16x36ins


Through The Window

Gouache on card 30x20ins


The Dancer

Gouache on card 9x6ins

Sunflowers & Doves

Gouache on card 14x23 ins

Exhibited Emer Gallery Belfast. February 1991

Warriors 11

Oil on board 13x100ins


Oil on board 13x11ins

Currachs, West of Ireland

Gouache on board 30x38ins Sold

In Connemara

Gouache on card 7x14ins


Still Live with apple

Gouache on card 4x11ins

Still LIfe with Wine and Fruit

oil on card 17x17ins