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Jessie Robison

 (1894 - 1982)
Jessie Howe Robison was active/lived in California, Nevada, Oklahoma.  Jessie Robison is known for Indian portrait painting.

Biography   Jessie Robison


Painter. Born in Fort Sill, OK on June 15, 1894.  Jessie grew up among the Apaches and
Navajos whose portraits she painted when quite young.  After her marriage to policeman, Wm Robison, she settled in Los Angeles.  While living in Los Angeles in the 1930s, Robison studied at the Otis Art Institute for four years on scholarships. She died in Reno, NV in October 1982.

Exh: Calif. Art Club, 1937-38; OGlE, 1940; Ebell Salon (LA), 1937; Calif. Allied Arts, 1938 (1st prize); Clearwater Jr High School, 1939; Otis Art Inst., 1940; Van Nuys Library, 1947; San Fernando Valley Art Club, 1948 (1st prize). 

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
PF; LA Times, 6-3-1940 & 4-25-1948; Van Nuys News, 12-1-1947; SS.

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