The sculptor and painter David Marcus Robinson was born in Belfast in 1918. He attended Perth Street Public Elementary School and studied at the Belfast College of Art, however much of his art and colour co-ordination was learnt from his grandfather, Thomas Robinson.
In his youth Markey boxed as "Boyo Marko" Robinson. He was also a merchant seaman and travelled extensively, while being influenced by the Incas and the Aztecs as portrayed in his authentic style of bold brush paintwork.
Markey also visited Spain and France on a number of occasions and assumed certain characteristics of artists such as Matisse, Derain and Picasso. He developed and simplified their ideas making them his own with an open, almost childlike honesty, withou... read more