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William J Riess

 (1856 - 1919)
William J Riess was active/lived in Illinois, Indiana / Germany.  William Riess is known for western and Indian subject painting.

Biography   William J Riess


Riess, William J.    (1856-1918)

A painter of western scenes and Indian life, died suddenly at his temporary studio in Chicago, March 30, 1919. He was born in Berlin, Germany, in 1856, and was a pupil of the Berlin Art Academy and Von Werner. 

He went to Indianapolis to live in 1884. His awards included a gold and silver medal at the Panama-Pacific Exposition* in San Francisco in 1915. 

He is represented by Wyoming Desert in the John Herron Art Institute,* Indianapolis, Indiana.

Source:
American Art Annual, Obituaries, 1919.
 
Submitted by Edward P. Bentley, Art Researcher and Historian, Greenville, Michigan. 

 
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