Ejler Andreas Jorgensen

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'View of Honolulu from Punchbowl', oil on canvas painting by Ejler Andreas Jorgensen, 1875, Honolulu Museum of Art

Ejler Andreas Christoffer Jorgensen (July 16, 1838 – December 17, 1876) was a Danish-American landscape and portrait painter. His first name sometimes appears as “Eiler” and his surname is sometimes spelled “Jørgensen”.[1]

Eiler Jørgensen was born in Sømme Herred in Roskilde, Denmark. He was the eldest son of parish priest Søren Hillerup Jørgensen (1806-1847) and Conradine van Deurs (1812-1890). He was a student at the Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi in Copenhagen (1860). He relocated to the United States in 1873. He was professionally active in San Francisco in the 1870s. Jorgensen painted in Hawaii in 1875. He died in Oakland, California in 1876.[2]

The Honolulu Museum of Art holds work by Ejler Andreas Jorgensen. Jorgensen signed some of his paintings “Chris Jorgensen”, but should not be confused with the American-born painter of landscapes, missions, and marine scenes, Chris Jorgensen (1860–1935). [3]


  1. ^ "Eiler Jørgensen". Kunstindeks Danmark & Weilbachs Kunstnerleksikon. Retrieved December 25, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Søren Hillerup Jørgensen". Slægtsdatabasen. 9 June 2014. Retrieved December 25, 2015. [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Eiler Jørgensen in "Nyt dansk kunstnerlexikon: bd. Indenlandske kunstnere" (Copenhagen: Gyldendal, page 548-549. 1896)

Other sources[edit]

  • Ellis, George R. and Marcia Morse (2000) A Hawaii Treasury, Masterpieces from the Honolulu Academy of Arts (Tokyo: Asahi Shimbun, pages 147, 223)
  • Forbes, David W. (1992) Encounters with Paradise: Views of Hawaii and its People, 1778-1941 (Honolulu Academy of Arts, page 167)