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Georgia Museum of Art exhibition shows multi-talented artist’s range

An exhibition chronicling the diverse work of Jay Robinson is on view at the Georgia Museum of Art through Jan. 7.

The exhibition, named for the artist, presents more than 30 works by Robinson, including one of his most recognized paintings, “Billie Holiday Sings the Blues,” from 1947. Also featured are other images from the 1940s jazz scene as well as Robinson’s nonobjective paintings and constructions and his work about Africa and the other places he visited throughout his career. He worked in a variety of media, including sculpture, oil, watercolor and egg tempera. Up until the 1940s, Robinson’s work was rooted in the Realism, but late in the decade he turned away, in favor of nonobjective painting. In the mid-1950s he found new subject matter in Africa when he received the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Fellowship for travel to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.