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Edward Vischer

 (1809 - 1878)
Edward Vischer was active/lived in California / Germany.  Edward Vischer is known for landscape-sketches, illustrator.

Biography   Edward Vischer


Born in Ratisbon, Bavaria on April 6, 1809. At age 19 Vischer immigrated to Mexico where he was the American Consul in Acapulco and was affiliated with a trading company in Mexico City. He came to San Francisco in 1842 as an agent for the Mexican firm and returned to live there in 1849. After establishing a prosperous import business, he built a unique home on Nob Hill at Pine and Stockton. Covering several acres, it was a replica of a charming Bavarian village consisting of four cottages with terraces and its own artesian well. Vischer began sketching as a hobby; his drawings were used to illustrate three books which he authored: Mammoth Tree Grove (1862), Pictorial of California (1870), and Missions of Upper California (1872). Visc

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Artists of the American West (Doris Dawdy); First 100 Years of Painting in California (J. Van Nostrand); Artists of the American West (Samuels); Drawings & Illustrations by Southern California Artists (Wall Moore, Nancy Dustin, et al; Laguna Beach Museum of Art); New York Historical Society's Dictionary of Artists in America (Groce, George C. and David H. Wallace); California on Stone (Peters); Touring Topics, April 1933; SF Alta, 12-26-1878 (obituary).

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