Born in Chicago, IL on Jan. 7, 1874. During the 1890s Edgren studied at the Mark Hopkins Art Institute while working as a sketch artist and sports reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He later gained fame in NYC as a cartoonist and sports writer-illustrator. In 1918 he returned to California and lived in Los Angeles until 1927. He then settled in Carmel and died there on Sept 9, 1939.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"Artists of the American West
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