Born in Marion, IN on Feb. 10, 1895. Wiser graduated from Cornell University in 1917. He then served in WWI as an Air Force pilot before returning to South Bend, IN where he practiced architecture. During 1924-26 he studied art in Paris with Despujols and with Charles Hawthorne at Cape Cod. He taught for nine years at Ohio State University before moving to Los Angeles in 1934 and then taught at Scripps College for two years. During the years 1925-57 he illustrated about 80 books for various book companies. He died in Fallbrook, CA on March 30, 1983. Exh: County Fair (LA), 1935; Painters & Sculptors of LA, 1935; Pasadena High School, 1936; Academy of Western Painters (LA), 1936.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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