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 James H. Wise  (1811 - 1872)

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Lived/Active: California/New York/Missouri      Known for: painting, photography

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