Born in Jacksonville, OR on Nov. 5, 1891. Robinson studied at the PAFA and with Wm M. Chase before moving to San Francisco about 1910. She continued her art training there with Alice Chittenden. While active in the local art scene, she produced floral still lifes. Pregnancy, a hasty marriage, and a divorce left her deranged; her short life ended with her suicide in San Mateo on April 7, 1917. Exh: Rogue River (OR) Fair, 1907 (1st prize); SFAA, 1912-13; SF Women Artists, 1914. In: So. Oregon Historical Society.
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