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

William Vincent Besser 
Polish-American portrait painter
Photograph of William Besser taken in Arizona in 1913.jpg
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Date of birth1873
Silesia
Date of death1915
Pinal County
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William Vincent Besser (sl); William Vincent Besser (nl); William Vincent Besser (fr); William Vincent Besser (ca); William Vincent Besser (sq); William Vincent Besser (es); William Vincent Besser (en); William Vincent Besser (ast) Polish-American portrait painter (en); Amerikaans kunstschilder (1873-1915) (nl); pintor estauxunidense (1873–1915) (ast)

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