Born in Buskerud, Norway on February 15, 1882. The Baerskoe family arrived in the U.S. in 1883. In 1910 Maren became a U.S. citizen and wed Theodore Thoreson. After their children grew up, they divorced, and Maren moved to Los Angeles in the late 1920s. She had moved north to Salinas by 1937 and died in Camarillo, CA on July 10, 1956. Her work includes landscapes and floral still lifes. Exh: Calif. State Fair, 1937.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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