Wegener, Otto

Identity

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Person (Male)

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  • Professional

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Life dates

Helsingborg [SE], 1849 - Paris [F], 1924

Activity

1875 Verviers, Rue de la Station, 37
° 20.1.1849; + 4.2.1924. Son of a German-born trumpeter, Wegener moved to Paris in 1867 before spending several years in London in the early 1870s following the episode of the Commune. Wegener's stay in Verviers was brief, if the rarity of surviving portrait work is taken into consideration. He also took a series of fourteen views of Verviers published as "Verviers - Album", under the Gilon imprint in 1875. These views were republished by Hayet in the form of a booklet of postcards in 1928. A certain O. Wegener operated in Saigon [VN] in the early 1880s, and it was announced on 22.1.1881 that he had acquired the stock of portraiture and topographical and archeological views taken by Emile Gsell (1838 - 1879). His studio was very short-lived, probably active for no more than a year. After opening a luxurious studio on Place de la Madeleine in 1883, Wegener became a leading portraitist in Paris over several decades under the trade name "Otto".

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1875 Verviers, Rue de la Station, 37

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DIRECTORY_1997#4737

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FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

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SFJ revised 7.2.2018, 19.11.2018 & 13.12.2018; SFJ revised 21.4.2020 based on information supplied by Mme Christine Burkhard in email dated 19.4.2020; SFJ revised 4.5.2020

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