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 William Mortensen  (1887 - 1965)

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Lived/Active: California/New York      Known for: surrealist painting and portrait photography, morbidity themes

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William Mortensen (1897–1965) was an American art photographer, primarily known for his Hollywood portraits in the 1920s-1940s in the pictorialist style.

He was born William Herbert Mortensen on January 27, 1897 in Park City, Utah, the son of Danish immigrants, Agnes and William Peter Mortensen who had immigrated from Copenhagen, Denmark in 1883. During World War I, Mortensen served with the United States Infantry from August 6, 1918 to May 16, 1919. At his enlistment, he recorded his occ (showing 500 of 2570 characters).

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