Avis Collins Robinson Death – Award-winning columnist Eugene Robinson’s wife Avis Collins Robinson has tragically passed away. Avis Collins Robinson, an American artist best known for paintings and quilts that explore America’s often unacknowledged tensions over race, gender, oppression, and lost history was announced dead today, Monday, the 30th of October 2023.
She died on Saturday, the 28th of October 2023 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Avis was an extraordinary woman. She was also the wife of journalist Eugene Robinson who serves as NBC News and MSNBC’s chief political analyst.
About Avis Collins Robinson
Avis Collins Robinson, a prominent visual artist, is renowned for her vibrant paintings and abstract quilts that delve into the intricate and often unacknowledged societal tensions in America, encompassing themes of race, gender, oppression, and history.
Through her art, she skillfully captures the essence of African-American life and delves into the profound, multi-layered significance of the word ‘soul’, both literally and metaphorically. Robinson’s portraits encourage observers to peer into the depths of her subjects’ souls, fostering a shared understanding of our collective humanity.
Her fabric quilts not only showcase striking colors and forms but also encapsulate historical narratives and emotional resonance. Drawing from the rich heritage of African American quilt-making, she has pioneered a unique visual dialect—often employing a seemingly simple approach that veils intricate complexities, infused with an intense energy that creates a sense of perpetual motion, perpetually resonating with soulfulness.
Similar to W.E.B. Du Bois, she employs the concept of ‘soul’ to convey the timeless nature of the human journey, encapsulating moments of joy and sorrow, the fulfillment of achievements, the solace of familial bonds, and the enduring echoes of history.
Who is Avis Collins Robinson’s husband?
Eugene Harold Robinson, an American newspaper columnist and currently holding the position of associate editor at The Washington Post, distributes his columns to 262 newspapers through The Washington Post Writers Group. Recognized with a Pulitzer Prize in 2009, he was subsequently elected to the Pulitzer Prize Board in 2011, later assuming the role of its chair from 2017 to 2018.
The family will release an obituary and funeral arrangements for Avis Collins Robinson.
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