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 Christian August Jorgensen  (1860 - 1935)

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Lived/Active: California      Known for: landscape, missions and marine painting

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BIOGRAPHY for Christian Jorgensen
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Birth
1860 (Oslo, Norway)
 
Death
1935 (Piedmont, California)

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California

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Born in Oslo, Norway on Oct. 7, 1860 Christian Jorgensen moved to San Francisco with his mother in 1870.  He showed artistic promise at an early age, and when the School of Design opened in 1874, he was among the first to enroll.

At 14 he was greatly influenced at that school by Virgil Williams, who was both teacher and father figure.  Jorgensen later became an instructor at the School of Design and served as assistant director from 1881-83.

He then established a st (showing 500 of 3028 characters).



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