Artists

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Samuel Robin Spark

Samuel Robin Spark (9 July 1938 – 6 August 2016) was a Scottish artist. He was the son of Sidney Oswald Spark and writer Muriel Spark. Muriel left Sydney Spark in 1940 and two years later she travelled back to the UK without her son; four year old Robin was left in a convent. In 1945 Muriel was able to secure passage to the UK for Robin too, but this time she left the seven year old with his maternal grandparents in Edinburgh while she lived in London. Prolific in his work, Spark created more than 1,000 paintings, photographs, and short texts and articles about art, Jewish culture, and his own family.