II. Continued: Impresario, artists, muses and Montsalvat.
Justus Jorgenson founded the artists' colony of Montsalvat in Victoria. He was born in 1893 in East Brighton, Melbourne and his cultural heritage was Norwegian.
Justus became articled to his uncle, an architect, and qualified as a draughtsman.
After working briefly in a government office, he learned painting at the National Gallery School in 1915-17. He later joined artist, Max Meldrum and soon became his assistant.
From Australian Dictionary of Biography.