Columbus Museum of Art

Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson: Ongoing Catalogue of Art and Exhibitions

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Curator’s comments

From the time she was a young girl, Aminah has regularly carried a notebook to record ideas with words and drawings. This pencil tablet of graphite sketches is from 1950, when Aminah was ten years old.

Artist’s comments

I began drawing at the age of three. My father would give me wood to paint on and paint in a little enamel tin. My studio was under my bed. I wouldn't allow anyone to mess with my paints or my brushes and my materials. I never had any doubt in my mind about being an artist. I had my first exhibition when I was eight years old. I hung my pictures on a clothesline with pins at the corner of Mt. Vernon and Champion during a church revival. My father knew and he taught me certain things that I needed to know in order to survive as an artist. If it had not been for my father, I wouldn't have made it through.

Visitors’ comments

Exhibition history

Symphonic Poem, CMA 2002 and tour 2006-07

Category of Work

Journal and Sketchbook