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Pearl Jennie Thorsen Edit Profile

also known as Penny Thorsen

artist

Pearl Jennie Thorsen, American artist.

Background

Thorsen, Pearl Jennie was born on October 20, 1948 in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Robert Louis and Thelma Jean (Schultz) Porter.

Education

Student, Davis & Elkins College, 1966-1969;Bachelor, Slipperty Rock State College, 1970;Master of Arts in Education, West Virginia University, 1977.

Career

Teacher, elementary art, Tucker County Public Schools, Parsons, West Virginia, 1971-1972;teacher, elementary art, Randolph County Public Schools, Elkins, West Virginia, 1972-1981, 85-86;artist, Elkins, West Virginia, 1982-1986;instructor, art, Atlanta, since 1988;artist, water color, private practice, Atlanta, since 1986.

Membership

Volunteer art, graphics arts St. Andrew's Presby. Church, Tucker, Georgia, 1988-1991. Member West Virginia Watercolor Society, Georgia Watercolor Society, Dunwoody Fine Arts Association (advisor to board directors since 1991, board directors, vice president, president since 1986), Seneca Trail Art Guild (vice president 1985-1986, Paintbrush of Year 1986), Alpha Delta Kappa (convention art director 1987, 90, president 1982-1984, vice president 1980-1982, member ways and means committee since 1991, historian 1988-1990).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: photography, traveling.

Connections

Married Reinhart Thorsen III, June 7, 1970. Children: Reinhart Michael, Kristin Elizabeth.

father:
Robert Louis Porter

mother:
Thelma Jean (Schultz) Porter

spouse:
Reinhart Thorsen III

children:
Reinhart Michael Thorsen

Kristin Elizabeth Thorsen