Category:William Vincent Besser
English: William Vincent Besser (1873-1915), American portrait painter born in Silesia; immigrated to the United States as a child, possibly in 1891; lived and painted in Washington, D.C., Texas, and Kentucky before moving to Arizona for health reasons; befriended Governor George W. P. Hunt who in 1913 commissioned Besser to paint the portraits of the 16 Arizona Territorial Governors, the first 2 Speakers of the Arizona House of Representatives, and the first President of the Arizona Senate; died at the hospital in Florence, Arizona on April 15, 1915.
Reference: Territorial Governor Portraits by William Besser, Arizona Memory Project
Polish-American portrait painter
|Date of birth||1873|
|Date of death||1915|
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Media in category "William Vincent Besser"
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- Photograph of William Besser taken in Arizona in 1913.jpg 571 × 394; 134 KB
- Portrait of David Owen Dodd by William Besser.jpg 473 × 600; 86 KB