Anders Beer Wilse, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Anders Beer Wilse

Norwegian photographer

Date of Birth: 12-Jun-1865

Place of Birth: Flekkefjord, Southern Norway, Norway

Date of Death: 21-Feb-1949

Profession: photographer

Nationality: Norway

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About Anders Beer Wilse

  • Anders Beer Wilse (12 June 1865 – 21 February 1949) was a Norwegian photographer who documented Norway in the early to mid-20th century and also worked in the United States. Wilse was born in Flekkefjord, but grew up in Kragerø and decided early to become a sailor.
  • After having graduated with a technical degree from the technical school in Horten in 1882. Wilse emigrated to the United States in 1884.
  • He did not find work in the beginning, but eventually settled in Seattle working for the United States Geological Survey.
  • He is reported to have acquired his first camera in 1886.
  • He opened a photography store in Seattle in 1897, after having visited Norway, and married Helen Marie Hutchinson. In 1900, his wife and children moved to Norway, and Wilse himself joined them, opening a photography store in Christiania in 1901, after 17 years in the United States.

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