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Kurt Wiese

 (1887 - 1974)
Kurt Wiese was active/lived in New York, New Jersey / Germany, Brazil.  Kurt Wiese is known for book and magazine illustration, landscape painting.

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Kurt Wiese


Kurt Wiese lived near Frenchtown, New Jersey, and in addition to being a talented painter, had received international acclaim as an illustrator and author of children's books. Born in Minden, Germany, Wiese left soon after high school to work for a German aniline dye company in Tsing Tao, China. At the outbreak of World War I, he was captured by the Japanese and handed over to the British, then sent to prisoner camps in Hong Kong and Australia. While interned, he developed a talent for drawing to amuse his campmates.

In 1919, he returned to Germany with a large collection of drawings done in China and Australia. Much to his satisfaction, he found ready customers among Berlin newspaper, magazine and book publishers. He is most remembe  ...  Displaying 750 of 2022 characters.



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About  Kurt Wiese

Born:  1887 - Minden, Germany
Died:   1974 - Idell, New Jersey
Known for:  book and magazine illustration, landscape painting