Born in New Jersey on April 18, 1860. Thorpe settled in Los Angeles in 1903. He and son J. Raymond operated an engraving company into the 1920s. During 1925-30 he was police commissioner of Los Angeles. He died there on July 31, 1944.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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