Leo Robinson is a painter born in Washington, DC. He received his BA from Howard University in Washington, DC, and an MFA from the Cranbrook Academy in Michigan. He also studied painting at the Corcoran School of Art in Skowhegan, Maine. Robinson was Professor of Drawing and Painting at California State University in Fullerton as well as a teacher at Howard University, Wellesley College in Massachusetts, Moore College of Art and the University of the Arts, both in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is an Emeritus Professor of Drawing and Painting at California State University in Fullerton.