Born in Massachusetts on Nov. 26, 1878. "Hans" Jorgensen settled in San Francisco in 1937 and studied at the CSFA. With his artist wife Joan Thoren, he maintained a studio in his home at 2101 Sacramento. While working in the art department of the Examiner, he painted coastals, seascapes, and landscapes of northern California. After 27 years of newspaper work, his retirement years were spent across the Golden Gate where he and his wife had a home in Tiburon at 5005 Paradise Drive. Jorgensen died in San Francisco on Dec. 26, 1963. Exh: Gump's (SF), 1938; SFMA; Sanity in Art, CPLH, 1940s.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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