Adolphine Sutro Fullerton Biography

Adolphine Sutro Fullerton

American

1892-1974

Biography

Adolphine Sutro Fullerton was born in San Francisco on November 5, 1892. She was the daughter of California business Adolph Sutro who owned the Cliff House and Sutro Baths in San Francisco and Clara Kluge. Her father died when she was six (having never married her mother). Her mother added the name "Sutro" to the family surname. Adolphine was willed property by her late father. She enrolled in classes at the San Francisco School of Art (eventually the San Francisco Art Institute) from 1910 through 1913, studying architecture, designing a number of San Francisco homes.

In 1921 she married Elliot LaZier Fullerton, publicity director for Metro-Goldwyn Mayer's San Francisco office, divorcing him in 1930. She then moved to Los Angeles around 1940 where she continued to paint and work as a real estate broker. She was a member of the San Francisco Women Artists. She remained in Los Angeles until her death on January 2, 1974.