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 Adah Matilda Robinson  (1882 - 1962)

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Adah Matilda Robinson   (1882-1962)

Painter, printmaker, and teacher Adah Robinson was an institution in Tulsa art circles for three decades.  Born July 13, 1882, in Richmond, Indiana, to Francis Wills and Catherine Robinson, she studied at Earlham College, at the School of the Chicago Art Institute, and with Charles Hawthorne, George Elmer Browne, and John Carlson.  In 1905 her family moved to Oklahoma City, where she taught art privately, then briefly at Epworth University, and afterward in the public schools. 

In 1916 or 1917 she moved to Tulsa to teach her specialty at Central High School and then privately.  She founded the University of Tulsa Department of Art in 1928 and thereafter served as its chair.  There she was instrumental in founding Alpha Rho Tau art fraternity, and she helped establish the Tulsa Art Association.

During Robinson’s career, in addition to painting and printmaking, she articulated the intellectual concepts that guided the overall design of Tulsa’s Boston Avenue Methodist Church, now a National Historic Landmark, and she is widely credited with responsibility for the elaborate decoration of the interior.  She also redesigned the interiors of Tulsa’s First and Second Churches of Christ, Scientist, when those buildings were renovated in 1935 and 1950 respectively. 

From 1945 Robinson chaired the art department of Trinity University, in San Antonio, Texas.

She belonged to the Oklahoma and Tulsa Art Associations, American Federation Arts, College Art Association, Prairie Print Maker’s Society, National League of American Pen Women, and Society of Friends (Quakers).  Tulsa’s Philbrook Museum of Art owns some of her works.  The University of Tulsa awarded her an honorary doctor of arts degree in 1936.  She retired from Trinity University and returned to Tulsa in 1959.  Adah Robinson died in Tulsa on March 10, 1962.

Source
Everett, Dianna; Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture, Oklahoma Historical Society, 2007

Submitted by Edward P. Bentley, researcher of Lansing, Michigan


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