Archive:Oakland Tribune, 5 Jan 1900
Oakland Tribune, Oakland, California, Friday, January 5, 1900
Miss Sara Whitney Will Wed An Artist
The news of the engagement of Miss Sara Whitney, the sculptor, and Charles Robinson has been received here. Miss Whitney is at present in Paris, where her work has attracted considerable attention. While she was a student in the High School, Miss Harriet Hosmer, the noted sculptor, was visiting Mrs. Remi Chabot. Specimens of Miss Whitney’s work were shown the successful artist, and she advised the young lady to devote her time to studying the art.
While at the Hopkins Institute of Art, Miss Whitney modeled striking busts of Miss Florence Sharon and George Bromley. The latter is in possession of the Bohemian Club.
The young lady then went to Paris, where she was accepted as a pupil by Rodin. It is an evidence of the genius of the California girl that she is the only pupil of the distinguished artist.
Miss Whitney, before leaving for Europe, was a leading member of the Fortnightly Club, and a popular society girl.
Mr. Robinson is an American artist of note. At present he is in the United States.