Born in San Francisco, CA on Aug. 29, 1878. Tobriner studied at the Mark Hopkins Institute where she was greatly influenced by Arthur Mathews. Upon graduation, she taught art in San Francisco at Galileo and Washington high schools for many years. She made many trips to Europe to study art and to collect paintings by European masters. A spinster and lifelong resident of San Francisco, she died on Oct. 31, 1968. Albeit rare, her works include landscapes of northern California. Exh: San Francisco Art Association, 1906; Sketch Club (SF), 1906-12; Berkeley AA, 1908.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Interview with the artist or his/her family; California State Library (Sacramento); American Art Annual
1913; Art in California
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