An American painter and lawyer, known particularly for his landscape paintings depicting the Adirondack mountains.
Horace Wolcot Robbins followed the conventions of many of his peers, studying first on the east coast, in Boston and New York in the late 1850's and then continuing his studies abroad, in England, Switzerland and Paris in the mid 1860's. He was a student of James M. Hart.
Robbins opened his first studio in New York City in 1860. His paintings were displayed at the notable institutions including the National Academy of Design, the Brooklyn Art Association, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the Boston Art Association.
He was elected a member of the Academy of Design in 1864, as an associate and promoted to the level of a full member in 1878.
Horace Wolcot Robins was a gifted landscape painter, using watercolor and oil but being known principally for his remarkable abilities with the medium of watercolor. His paintings benefit from a sense of the expansive, a highly-developed lighting technique and a nostalgic, peaceful feeling.
Wolcott, in 1890, became a law student at Columbia University in New York City. In 1892, he became a member of the New York State Bar and went into practice.