(1877 - 1964)
Jeanne D'Orge was active/lived in California / England. Jeanne DOrge is known for painting.
Born in England in 1877. D'Orge was a noted poet whose poems she read at the Armory Show in 1913. She settled in Carmel, CA in 1920, and in 1923 Scribner's asked her to write a series of poems to accompany Cornelus Botke's drawings of Point Lobos. Self-taught, she took up painting in the 1930s. In 1948 she founded the Cherry Foundation where many of her paintings are held. An eccentric, she often was seen around Carmel wearing a pink hat, ankle-length Chinese robes, and paint-stained tennis shoes. She died in Carmel, CA in 1964. Exh: DeYoung Museum, 1962.Nearly 20,000 biographies can be found in Artists in California 1786-1940 by Edan Hughes and is available for sale ($150). For a full book description and order information please click here
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