Art Commissioned In Tribute To Anne Short Robinson
We are proud to honor Anne Short Robinson here at Robinson Foundation in Columbia, Maryland. Along with her sweet southern drawl, Anne Short is remembered in her 1934 New Jersey high school yearbook for her love of beauty. "We've heard her aim in life is to be an illustrator;" records the editor, "and we know she will be a noted artist."
Anne Short Robinson became an artist with the daffodils, azaleas, snowdrops, and irises she planted around her home. Collecting antiques for herself and selling vintage furniture for the Christian thrift shop became other ways that she expressed her aesthetic nature. Most of all, her love of beauty inspired Annie to share her land as a nature center where others could experience the wildflowers and wild creatures she treasured.
Honoring Anne's Passion
From the first, the Robinson Foundation has sought to honor Anne's passion for the arts. Examples of our efforts include the Green Footprint Award for Artistic Leadership and our sponsorship of arts-related events such as a talk by bird photographer Middleton Evans. One of our most significant initiatives is sponsoring original works that embody the connections between nature and art. Our first two commissions, a stained glass window and an oil portrait of James and Anne Robinson, are now on display in the Robinson Nature Center. Our most recent commission is the Robinson Family Scrapbook. Please take time to enjoy them on your next trip to the Center.