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Stretcher was saddened to learn arts administrator Ella King Torrey has died, almost a year to the day following her resignation as President of the San Francisco Art Institute in 2002. Early reports attribute the cause of death to suicide. Torrey, who ran the Artists Fellowship Program of the Pew Charitable Trusts in Philadelphia before coming to California in 1995, was also a serious collector of folk art and the co-author of several scholarly articles on quilts.

- David Lawrence [Thursday, May 1st, 2003]

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