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James H Wise

 (1811 - 1872)
James H. Wise was active/lived in California, South Carolina.  James Wise is known for painting, photography.

Biography   James H. Wise


James H. Wise was born in Virginia in 1811. Wise worked in New Orleans in 1843 and Charleston, SC in 1844-45. He brought his family across the plains to California in 1854. For two years he had a studio in Sacramento and then moved to Oakland and established a studio in San Francisco. In 1871 he moved to NYC and shared a studio with Norton Bush. The following year he went to St Joseph, MO and died there months later. Exh: Mechanics' Inst. (SF), 1858, 1868; Oregon State Fair, 1861; Calif. State Fair, 1869. In: CHS.

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Sacramento Union, 11-8-1854; G&W; SF Chronicle, 7-14-1889; Census.

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