Born in Ayrshire, Iowa on Jan. 20, 1893, Maxine Albro, when quite young, moved with her family to Los Angeles where she grew up and graduated from high school in 1920. Moving to San Francisco at that time, she worked as a commercial artist in order to fund one year of art study at the Art Students League in NYC and in Paris at Ecole de la Grande Chaumière.
Upon returning to San Francisco, she then attended the California School of Fine Art during 1923-25. In the 1930s she worked for the Federal Public Works of Art Project. On one of her many trips to Mexico she studied mural painting with Diego Rivera.
After marrying sculptor Parker Hall in 1938, she settled in Carmel on the Monterey Peninsula.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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