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Helen Jensen

 (1896 - 1990)
Helen Webster Jensen was active/lived in California, Washington, Illinois.  Helen Jensen is known for portrait bust sculpture.

Biography   Helen Jensen


Born in Wheaton, IL on Nov. 24, 1896. While studying at the AIC, she met Holger Jensen whom she wed in 1925. The couple moved to Santa Monica in 1928 and was active there until the 1970s. Moving to Centralia, WA, she remained there until her death on July 23, 1990. Her forte was portrait busts. Exh: LA Co. Fair, 1929; Santa Monica AA, 1930; Stendahl Gallery (LA), 1931. In: San Diego Zoo (life-size busts of gorillas at entrance); Tilden Park (Oakland); Cow Palace (SF).

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
California Arts and Architecture list, 1932; Social Security Death Index (1940-2002).

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