Richard Robbins, Summer Flowers
Richard Robbins (British 1927-2009) "Summer Flowers", oil on canvas, signed lower right, framed, 64cm x 74cm. Phoenix Gallery label verso
In 1977 the Phoenix Gallery in Lavenham, Suffolk was purchased by Noel Oddy (1927-2011). His passion for art turned the Phoenix into a highly acclaimed gallery that occupied the forefront of the East Anglian art world for the next 15 years. Several of the artists he promoted were eminent Royal Academicians of their day. In 1988 he opened in Highgate, north London what was soon to become a hidden gem with Oddy renaming it Highgate Fine Art. He retired in 2008.