20th C American artist Ada Chalfant Robinson (1897-1982)

Painted before 1930 by listed California artist Ada Chalfant Robinson. See Arts and Artists in Southern California before 1930, page 211.

Born in Kentucky on Dec. 13, 1897. Robinson settled in Los Angeles in the 1920s. She studied there at the Otis Art Institute under Vysekal, Shrader, and Holmes. After a tour of Europe, she returned to Los Angeles and was active in the local art scene into the 1930s. She died there on March 25, 1982.

Original pastel. Signed lower left. California Art Club Exhibit information on back of frame (see photo).

Dimensions of image in inches - 10.25 x 13


T. Reggiardo Antiques, located in the Presidio Heights neighborhood of San Francisco since 1998, specializes in 18th and 19th century English and Continental - Italian, French, German, Dutch, Swedish - furniture and works of art. The shop also carries select 20th century pieces of furniture and art.

Featured styles include Anglo-Indian, Baroque, Biedermeier, Chippendale, Empire, Expressionist, Folk, Georgian, Mieji, Modern, Neoclassic, Queen Anne, Regency, and Rococo.

The collection includes armories, benches, bookcases, bronzes, carpets, ceramics, chairs, clocks, commodes, desks, glass, ivory, lighting such as lamps and chandeliers, marquetry, mirrors, paintings, porcelain, silver, tables, tapestries and many small objets d'art.

The owner, Tom Reggiardo, has been in the antiques trade for more than 30 years. He is a member of the Antiques Dealers Association of California, which was founded in 1924 and whose members pledge "integrity and fairness in the buying and selling of antiques."

All inquires are welcome, whether about pieces on this site or other items you may be looking for.

Photographs by Tom Wacha of Stella Studio.

E-mail to a friend:


Your name:

Your email:

Your friend's email address: