Alan James Robinson has been a flyfisherman and flytyer for over 32 years and has visited over 45 hunting and fishing Lodges all over the world. He had a permanent campsite at Schoolhouse Pool on the famed Beaverkill River for 10 years, 1969-79. He has spent 17 summers fishing the fabled waters of Montana, Idaho, Wyoming and Colorado. Alan has visited Alaska 7 times, Canada many times, Europe, South America, Central America, the Carribean, the Bahamas, Tasmania, Australia, New Zealand and most recently Africa.

He is the owner, designer and illustrator for the award-winning Press of the Sea Turtle, which he established in 1979. The Press carries a full line of his fishing stationery, notecards and prints and has published 27 limited edition books, including TROUT-Brook, Brown and Rainbow, ATLANTIC SALMON, TROUT & BASS and his newly released SALTWATER GRAND SLAM. He has licensed illustrations to many magazines and book publishers, including: Disney, Knopf, San Francisco Chronicle, Doubleday, Moyer Bell, North Point Press, Univ. of Illinois Press, Safari Press, Lyons Press, Fly Rod and Reel, Sporting Classics, and Wild Steelhead and Atlantic Salmon.

Alan is a member of The Society of Animal Artists, Coastal Conservation Association, American Booksellers Association, The American Museum of Fly Fishing, Atlantic Salmon Federation, Bass Anglers Sportsmans Society, Defenders of Wildlife, Ducks Unlimited, Environmental Defense Fund, Federation of Fly Fishers, International Game Fish Association, Trout Unlimited, The Nature Conservancy, National Audobon Society, National Geographic Society, Smithsonian Museum Member, and The World Wildlife Fund.

EDUCATION

University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. Master of Fine Arts Printmaking, l976-l979. Southern Connecticut State College, New Haven, CT. BA Studio Art, Printmaking and Sculpture, l97l-l975.

TEACHING AND RELATED EXPERIENCES

The Press of The Sea Turtle (Cheloniidae Press), Easthampton, MA. Proprietor, Illustrator and Designer, l979-Present. Smith College, Northampton, MA. Taught courses in Calligraphy, Typography and Book Design, l990. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. Teaching Associateship; Intaglio, 1976-1978. Private Studio, Fort Thomas, Kentucky. Teaching Assistant to Professor Michael Skop; Drawing and Sculpture, l975. Southern Connecticut State College, New Haven, CT. Teaching Assistant; “The Printroom,” l975.

AWARDS

Some of his Awards include: The Center for Environmental Education, Washington, DC, a $10,000 grant to produce a whale portfolio for The Whale Protection Fund. National Academy of Design, New York, NY, l982. First in Graphics. Salamagundi Art Association, New York, NY, First in Graphics. International Marine Art Exhibition, Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic, CT, First in Graphics. Massachusetts Open Competition, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA. First in Graphics. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, Ford Foundation Grant. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, Ford Foundation Merit Scholarship.

COLLECTIONS

Some of his collections include; Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC; National Library of Australia, Canberra, Australia; University of Arizona, Tempe, AZ; Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA; Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, CA; James S. Copley Library, La Jolla, CA; University of California, Los Angeles, CA; University of California, San Diego, CA; University of California, Santa Barbara, CA; Gleeson Library, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; Kings Library, Canada; Meisei University, Kadama Collection of Shakespearian Literature, Japan; Newberry Library, Chicago, IL; Boston Public Library, Boston, MA; Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; Mead Art Museum, Smith College, Northampton, MA; Kendall Whaling Museum, Sharon, MA; Firestone Library, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ; Museum of Natural History, New York, NY; Cincinnati Museum of Natural History, Cincinnati, OH; Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA; Brown University, Providence, RI; Queens Library, Scotland and Dallas Public Library, Dallas, TX. Many private collections including Prince Charles, Charles Schwab, Johnny Morris and Vice President Dick Cheney.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

Bibliotheca Wittockiana, Brussels, Belgium. The Grolier Club, New York, NY. Bibliotheque de L’Arsenal, Paris, France.
“Fine Print, Finely Bound”, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY. “Art of the Book”, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI. First International Artist Book Exhibition, Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL. National Academy of Design, New York, NY. Salamagundi Art Association, New York, NY. The Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC.
First International Artist’s Book Exhibition, Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL. Audubon Artists Annual Competition, New York, NY

PERSONAL

Born: Bridgeport, CT, August l2, l950.