Born on a ranch in the Santa Ana Mountains near Trabuco, CA on April 3, 1893. Anne married Joe Olivera early in life but kept her maiden name on her artworks. By 1918 she had settled in Laguna Beach and had become active in the local art scene. She soon built a house there at 565 Monterey Drive where she lived for the rest of her life. She and Anna Hills often made painting excursions on horseback into the Santa Ana mountains and nearby deserts . Working en plein air, she painted small oils on wood with a palette knife prior to 1953, after which poor vision prevented her from continuing.
Her signature was usually in brown paint in block letters "AR" or "A. Robinson." The artist died in Laguna on
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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