Laura Mellen Robinson was born in Africa in 1856. Robinson studied painting with William Keith in the 1880s and 1890s while teaching art at Mills College in Oakland. Lucia Mathews was one of her pupils there. In 1911 she married Clay Green and became a missionary in Africa.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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