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Angela Ghirardelli Jorgensen

 (1859 - 1936)
Angela Ghirardelli Jorgensen was active/lived in California.  Angela Jorgensen is known for painting.

Biography   Angela Ghirardelli Jorgensen

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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