Born in San Francisco, CA on June 1, 1866. Shortly after his birth, the Alisky family moved to Portland, OR where Charles' father became a prominent businessman. The younger Alisky married artist Charlotte Duncan; the newlyweds then studied art in Munich and Dresden during 1890-91. Mrs. Alisky had an art studio in Portland during 1892-93; the marriage later ended in divorce. By 1898 Charles had returned to California and was a resident of his native city except for the year 1911 when he lived in San Jose. He worked as a daguerrotypist and later as the proprietor of a theatrical business until his death in San Francisco on Dec. 12, 1946.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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