Jonathan Scott Robinson is an American painter based in the Loire Valley of France. Born in Chicago, Mr. Robinson studied painting at the University of California at Berkeley, where he received his BA, MA, and M.F.A. His paintings and pastels have been sold internationally to private collectors for over thirty five years.
In 1978 Jonathan received and independent study grant from the University of California at Berkley moving him to Europe where he used Berlin, Germany as a base to study painting in museums throughout Europe until 1980. In 1984 he received a studio award from Cité Internationale des Arts and began his career as a painter in Europe, where he has shown and sold his work at shows such as Art Cologne and Art Basel.
He has taught painting at The Art Institute of San Francisco, Parsons School of Design in Paris, The Free Art School of Bremen Vegesack, and the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Angers, France. He now runs a studio retreat for artists in the country village of Liniéres-Bouton.
Driven by a passion to protect the culture of beauty in the Loire River Valley as an aesthetic refuge, Mr. Robinson purchased a 19th-century water mill in 1992 and transformed it into an elegant retreat, Le Moulin Bregeon.