Born in Hayward, CA on March 4, 1893, Helen Jordan had parents who were both school teachers; her father founded Hayward Union High School. In 1894 she moved across the bay to San Francisco where she grew up and graduated from Polytechnic High School.
Opting for an art career, she moved to Los Angeles where she was a pupil of J. Francis Smith, J. E. McBurney, and Theodore Lukits at the School of Art and Design.
Jordan then worked as a commercial artist in Los Angeles and made painting excursions to the nearby deserts. In 1943 she wed C. B. Rollins and lived in La Crescenta until her return to San Francisco in 1969.
She lectured on California during the Mexican rule and accompanied her le
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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