Maxine Albro

Maxine Albro
American 1903-1966

Painter, muralist, lithographer, sculptor. Born in Iowa of Spanish ancestry on Jan. 20, 1903. When a very young girl the family moved 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 ASL-NY and in Paris at the Ecole de la Grand Chaumiere. Upon returning to San Francisco she then attended the CSFA during 1923-25. In the 1930s she executed several commissions for the Federal Public Works of Art Project. She made many trips to Mexico, and while in Mexico City studied mural painting with Diego Rivera. After her marriage to sculptor Parker Hall in 1938, the couple settled in Carmel where she remained. Her works are mostly of Spanish and Mexican motifs.

Carmel Art Association (1941); California Society of Mural Artists; American Artists Congress, NYC; California Art Club.
SFAA annually from 1925; Delphi Studios, NYC, 1931; Berkeley Women’s City Club, 1934; Beaux Arts Club, SF, 1930; Gump’s, SF, 1932-34; GGIE 1939.
Works held:
Mills College; De Young Museum; SF State Teachers College.
Other murals and decorations:
Coit Tower (SF); Allied Arts Guild, Menlo Park; Biltmore Hotel, Santa Barbara; Hofsas House, Carmel; Santa Catalina School, Monterey; ValleJo High School.


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