Artist Biography

1878 - 1963

Harry F. (Hans) Jorgensen was born in Massachusetts on November 26, 1878. He settled in San Francisco in 1937 and studied at the California School of Fine Arts. With his artist wife Joan Thoren, he maintained a studio in his home at 2101 Sacramento. While working in the art department of the Examiner, he painted coastals, seascapes, and landscapes of northern California. After 27 years of newspaper work, his retirement years were spent across the Golden Gate where he and his wife had a home in Tiburon at 5005 Paradise Drive. Jorgensen died in San Francisco on December 26, 1963. Exhibited: Gump's (SF), 1938; San Francisco Museum of Art; Sanity in Art, California Palace of Legion of Honor 1940s.

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