|This biography from the Archives of AskART:|
|The following biographical information, submitted February 2007, is
from Cynthia Nicholson, whose source is an exhibition invitation sent
by the artist, Roberta De La Vega, postmarked 9/1/1966. The
exhibit was a joint show with De La Vega's husband, artist Robert Farrington, at their home in Venice, California.|
"Roberta De La Vega has been painting since her early childhood in West
Texas. While mainly self-taught, Roberta has traveled much in
Mexico from where she has learned to love the talents of the Mexican
muralists. She enjoys painting the children, flowers and trees of
Mexico as well as of Venice, California.
Roberta works in many mediums, and often combines oil, tempera and encaustics in the same painting.
Her paintings can be seen in galleries in Venice, Santa Monica, Beverly
Hills and on La Cienega, as well as in her home on the Marina
Peninsula, where she has her studio.
Roberta De La Vega Ex 2-3408
No. 28 Ketch St., Venice, California
Corner of Ketch & Pacific, on the beach"
Also from Cynthia Nicholson is the verbiage from the artist's bio sheet attached to Nicholson's floral painting by the artist.
"Roberta De La Vega has been painting since her early school days in
West Texas. While self taught, she has travelled much in Mexico
and has been influenced by many of the Mexican muralists. Roberta
enjoys painting many natural subjects, so flowers and trees fill many
of her canvases. She also enjoys capturing the facial expressions
of adults and children, and many of these subjects are found locally
and in Mexico.
They (referring to Robert Farrington, bio'd at the top of the sheet)
met and married in Taos, New Mexico, while both were there painting,
and now have a home and studio on the Marina Peninsula in Venice,
California. While many of their paintings are done in and around
Los Angeles they travel as far north as San Francisco, and as far south
as Tehauntepec, Mexico, for their subjects.
After a trip they have a premier outdoor showing of their most recent
works, and then leave most of the paintings at galleries in Brentwood,
Santa Monica, Hollywood and Beverly Hills.
No. 14, Anchorage St., Venice, Calif. - Ex. 2-3408 (different address, same phone number as 1 above)."
Note from Nicholson: I have a floral by her, about 8"X10", large gold
frame. As a rule, I'm not into florals, but love this one.
It's my understanding that Robeta De La Vega is considered to be one of
the prominent early hispanic artists in Los Angeles.
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