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Name Robinson, Dorland, 1892-1917
Othernames Regina Dorland Robinson
Born Nov. 5, 1892
Birthplace Jacksonville
Deceased April 7, 1917
Deceased where San Mateo
Father Dr. J. W. Robinson
Mother Matilda Miller Robinson
Spouse C.E. Pearson, traveling salesman from the Yale Lock Company of New York.
Children None
Notes Regina Dorland Robinson was born November 5, 1892 in Jacksonville, Oregon to Dr. J.W. Robinson and Matilda Miller Robinson. Two siblings had died of diphtheria before Regina's birth. She was educated at the Covenant of the Holy Name in Jacksonville and early in life, she study art with Peter Britt, a local photographer and painter. In 1910, when she was 18, she went to Philadelphia to study art with Henry H. Rittenberg at the Academy of Fine Arts.

October 26, 1916. Regina married C.E. Pearson, a traveling salesman from the Yale Lock Company of New York, in Portland, OR. The marriage was short-lived with the couple divorcing January 9, 1917, a mere two and a half months after the wedding.

During her life time, she lived in Jacksonville, Portland, Philadelphia, San Francisco and San Mateo, CA.

Robinson was an artist using oil, watercolor, charcoal, pastels and gouache. She did several specialty portraits and many landscapes and still lifes. Her first exhibition was in September 1907 in Grants Pass, OR.

Dorland Robinson committed suicide when she was 25.

Addition information is available in A Lasting Impression: The Art and Life of Regina Dorland Robinson by Donna Curler with additional research by Sue Waldron, published by the Southern Oregon Historical Society.
Nationality United States
Places of residence Jacksonville, Portland, Philadelphia, San Francisco, San Mateo
Education Covenant of th Holy Name in Jacksonville.
1910 Studied at the Academy of fine arts in Philadelphia with Henry H. Rittenberg.
Titles & honors Member of the San Francisco Sketch Club
Occupation Artist using oil, watercolor, charcoal, pastel and gouache, Specialty Portraits and landscapes.
Relationships Two siblings who died of diptheria before Reginas birth.
Early in life took lessons from Peter Britt.
Imagefile Robinson, Dorland.tif
Caption Image of Dorland

Associated Records

1963.20 - Illustrated catalogue of art exhibition, 1915-1916

111 pages, index and photos. Catalogue of the post-exposition exhibition in the Department of Fine Arts, Panama-Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco, California, Jan 1st-May 1st, 1915 and 1916. San Francisco Art Association, 1915. Inscribed, inside front cover: Dorland Robinson, Kensington Hotel, San Francisco California.

1978.20.35 - University of Oregon's contract, it's between the University and Dr. J. W. and Sarah Matilda Robinson, regarding artwork of Regina Dorland Robinson, 27 October 1922

1 item. Conditions of donation of Dorland Robinson artwork to the University, with list of 25 items donated. All but two of the items were subsequently transferred to the custody of the Southern Oregon Historical Society.

1980.60 - Carroll Bacigalupi's photocopies of correspondence, Neil family, 1864,1872 and 1912-1913

7 items. Donor, Mrs. Bacigalupi, is granddaughter of J. R. Neil. Includes letter from Joseph Lane to Neil, 1864, on politics; from J. R. Neil to his wife on Modoc War, 1872; from Regina Dorland Robinson to Mildred Neil, 1912-1913. Robinson letters discuss family photography. Includes wedding announcement to Chas. H. Pearson, 25 October 1916. Notes and inventory in library.

Image of 1994.78.1.2 - Dorland Robinson Sketch

1994.78.1.2 - Dorland Robinson Sketch

Dorland Robinson pastel sketch, possibly of her Mother, Tillie Robinson

LIB2008.1.85 - Oral history interview with Anna Rumley and Frances Rumley Bradley

Describes childhood, families, and businesses in Jacksonville, early 1900s; household duties, games, etc.; general household work that Anna did for a living. 2 Cassettes. Transcript: 77p.

LIB2008.1.86 - Oral history interview with Myrtle Pitz

Housekeeper and maid for Carpenter, Egan, and other families; worked at Jacksonville Post Office ca. 1918-1922. Discusses Jacksonville merchants and buildings; school experiences; failure of the Bank of Jacksonville, etc. 2 Cassettes. Transcript: 65p.

LIB2011.271 - Royal Academy Pictures, 1906

Royal Academy Picture, 1906, with inscription on front flyleaf: Regina Dorland Robinson, New Years day, 1908, from Papa" 156 pp. illus London: Cassell, 1906, publishers

LIB2011.38 - Letterpress Book, 1891-1893

A "rapid Letter Copying Book", containing copies of letters written by J. W. Robinson (father of Dorland Robinson)

LIB2011.38.1 - Scrapbook, ca 1880-1910

Robinson family scrapbook

LIB2011.38.3 - Daybook for Robinson's Drug Store, 1916-1920

Daily Ledger with customer names, items sold and prices

LIB2012.1.141 - Oral history interview with Offenbacher, Maybelle and Offenbacher, Bette

Discusses the Daniels and Offenbacher family histories; the Marshall family; the Jacksonville Bank failure; grocery stores in Jacksonville; Paul Godward; Don Cameron; the Kublis family and school teaching and teaching philosophy.

LIB2012.1.159 - Oral history interview with Vroman, Mabel A. Reeve

Reeve family history and other Jacksonville families; Dorland Robinson; celebrations and Grand Army of the Republic.

LIB2012.1.161 - Oral history interview with Draisner, Donald

Public Eye program on KOBI-Television interview on art restoration.

LIB2012.1.164 - Oral history interview with Godward, Mary Magdeline Hackert

Hackert/Heckert and Godward families; present-day Colvig family; coming to Oregon; her husband's printing business; Garden Club and delivering eggs and butter as children.

LIB2012.1.166 - Oral history interview with Mitchell, Albert Augustine

Jacksonville families and businesses; his wife, Alice Becroft Mitchell; Jacksonville baseball park and teams; his training and schools to become a Presbyterian minister.

LIB2012.1.178a - Oral history interview with Maddox, Zita Dorothy Marie Singler

Dorland Robinson; the cemetery at the Nunan House; the Petards of Jacksonville and Catholicism.

LIB2012.1.185 - Oral history interview with Nichol, Sarah "Sadie" Eva Whitman

Whitman family and orchards; the North family; her education; garden clubs; living in the Dowell House and people she knew.

LIB2013.1.258 - Oral history interview with Hicks, Frances Bernice Myer

The Dorland Robinson painting of then 7 year old Mrs. Hicks.

Image of 1955.76.1 - Painting, Oil

1955.76.1 - Painting, Oil

Bust portrait of Dr. Robinson, father of artist Regina Dorland Robinson. He has walrus mustache and rimless glasses.