Nadine Porter Torrance Biography

Nadine Porter Torrance

American

1900-1974

Biography

Nadine Porter Torrance was born in Oregon on May 19, 1900. She moved to California about 1920, and she studied at UC Berkeley and California School of Fine Arts, now called San Francisco Art Institute. In 1935, she married William Torrance and she began working for the Works Progress Administration, Art Education program throughout the 1930s. Torrance worked as a draftsman for the United States Navy the last 20 years of life. Nadine maintained a home in San Francisco until her death on February 11, 1974.

Nadine Porter Torrance was a member of Society for Sanity in Art.