Born in San Francisco, CA in 1859, the daughter of Domingo Ghirardelli, founder of the famed chocolate factory. Angela began drawing as a pupil of Oakland High School and, at age 12, one of her artworks was awarded a diploma at the Mechanics' Institute Fair. During 1881-83 she studied locally at the School of Design where she was a pupil of Chris Jorgensen whom she married in 1888. Except for two years spent in Italy during the 1890s, she was a lifelong resident of California. After 1899 summers were spent in Yosemite and in 1905 the Jorgensens had a home in Carmel for a few years. Most of her life was spent at her home in Piedmont on Mountain Avenue. She died in Riverside County, CA on Jan 19, 1936. Primarily a painter of floral sti
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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