Wiese, Kurt, 1887-1974

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Kurt Wiese was born April 22, 1887, in Minden, Germany and died May 27, 1974, in Idell, New Jersey. He married Gertrude Hansen (a realtor), June 26, 1930. He was a Freelance writer and illustrator of books, including almost four hundred books by other authors.

From the guide to the Kurt Wiese papers, 1929-1962, (Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries)

German children's author/illustrator, born in Minden, Germany in 1887. He moved to the United States in 1927 where he wrote and illustrated over 20 books for children and illustrated over 300 books for others. He illustrated primarily in Chinese brushes and lithography.

From the description of Papers, 1938-1971, (bulk: 1938-1957). (University of Southern Mississippi, Regional Campus). WorldCat record id: 26753797

Kurt Wiese (1887-1974) was born in Minden, Germany. In 1909 he travelled to China, where he spent six years in the export trade. When war broke out he was captured by the Japanese and turned over to the British. A prisoner for five years, he was interned in Australia for four of them, and it was at that time he began to teach himself to draw. At the war's end he returned to Germany where he wrote and illustrated while working for an animated film company. He left for Brazil in 1923, and emigrated to the United States in 1927, already an established artist. A prolific illustrator, among his book illustrations are the 1929 Bambi. Wiese received Caldecott Honor citations for You can write Chinese; and Fish in the air.

From the description of Kurt Wiese papers, 1912-1964. (University of Oregon Libraries). WorldCat record id: 133695715

German-born, American author and illustrator of children's books; Caldecott Honor, 1946 and 1948.

From the description of Papers, 1931-1965. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62437608

German-born, American author and illustrator of children's book.

From the description of The rabbits' revenge : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62437614

German-born, American author and illustrator of children's books.

From the description of Su-Mei's golden year : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62424589

From the description of Daisy and Dobbin : two little seahorses : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62685992

From the description of Daughter of the mountains : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62490212

From the description of Freddy the magician : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62490217

From the description of Li Lun, lad of courage : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62490218

From the description of Three sisters : the story of the Soong family of China : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62490224

From the description of The cunning turtle : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62424577

From the description of Freddy and the men from Mars : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62424584

From the description of Early Old Testament stories : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62424578

From the description of Fish in the air : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62424581

From the description of Freddy and Simon the dictator : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62437610

From the description of Snow for Christmas : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62424588

From the description of Laughing matter : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62437612

From the description of Later Old Testament stories : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62437611

From the description of The ferryman : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62424579

From the description of The poetic parrot : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62424587

From the description of You can write Chinese : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62424590

From the description of The collected poems of Freddy the pig : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62437609

From the description of Amos the beagle with a plan : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62490209

From the description of Rabbit Bros. circus, one night only : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62490221

From the description of The thief in the attic : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62490225

From the description of The dog, the fox, and the fleas : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62490213

From the description of The fables of Aesop : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62490215

From the description of Rolling show : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62490223

From the description of Copydog in India : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62490211

From the description of Buddy the bear : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62424576

From the description of Lions in the barn : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62685997

From the description of Freddy and the baseball team from Mars : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62685994

From the description of Freddy and Mr. Camphor : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62685993

From the description of Freddy and the space ship : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62685995

From the description of Freddy plays football : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62685996

From the description of Ning's pony : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62402534

From the description of Paddy's Christmas : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62402538

From the description of Children of the blizzard : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62402530

From the description of The walking hat : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62402539

From the description of The story about Ping : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62402540

From the description of Silver from the sea : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62402541

From the description of Freddy and the dragon : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62402531

From the description of Amat and the water buffalo : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62402529

From the description of Happy Easter : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62402533

From the description of Freddy's cousin Weedly : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62402532

From the description of Limpy : tale of a monkey hero : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62490219

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creatorOf Wiese, Kurt, 1887-1974. Early Old Testament stories : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Wiese, Kurt, 1887-1974. Freddy plays football : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Wiese, Kurt, 1887-1974. Freddy and Simon the dictator : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Wiese, Kurt, 1887-1974. Buddy the bear : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence and records, 1832-1944. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Wiese, Kurt, 1887-1974. Copydog in India : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Wiese, Kurt, 1887-1974. Kurt Wiese papers, 1912-1964. University of Oregon Libraries, UO Libraries
creatorOf Wiese, Kurt, 1887-1974. Su-Mei's golden year : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Wiese, Kurt, 1887-1974. Freddy and the dragon : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Wiese, Kurt, 1887-1974. Daisy and Dobbin : two little seahorses : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Wiese, Kurt, 1887-1974. Li Lun, lad of courage : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Wiese, Kurt, 1887-1974. Limpy : tale of a monkey hero : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Wiese, Kurt, 1887-1974. Lions in the barn : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Wiese, Kurt, 1887-1974. The collected poems of Freddy the pig : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Wiese, Kurt, 1887-1974. Happy Easter : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Wiese, Kurt, 1887-1974. Rabbit Bros. circus, one night only : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Wiese, Kurt, 1887-1974. The fables of Aesop : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Wiese, Kurt, 1887-1974. Freddy and the space ship : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Wiese, Kurt, 1887-1974. The dog, the fox, and the fleas : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Wiese, Kurt, 1887-1974. Silver from the sea : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Stokes, Katherine Martin, 1906-. Katherine M. Stokes letters received, 1933. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Wiese, Kurt, 1887-1974. The thief in the attic : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Werth, Kurt. Children's literature collection. University of Oregon Libraries, UO Libraries
creatorOf Wiese, Kurt, 1887-1974. Freddy and the men from Mars : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Wiese, Kurt, 1887-1974. Children of the blizzard : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Betsy Beinecke Shirley collection of American children's literature, 1640-2001 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Wiese, Kurt, 1887-1974. Rolling show : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Wiese, Kurt, 1887-1974. Papers, 1931-1965. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Wiese, Kurt, 1887-1974. The poetic parrot : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Wiese, Kurt, 1887-1974. The rabbits' revenge : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Wiese, Kurt, 1887-1974. Freddy and Mr. Camphor : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Rosamond B. Loring collection of printed endpapers, 1900-1950 (inclusive), 1920-1941 (bulk). Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Wiese, Kurt, 1887-1974. Later Old Testament stories : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Wiese, Kurt, 1887-1974. The cunning turtle : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Kurt Wiese papers, 1929-1962 Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries
creatorOf Wiese, Kurt, 1887-1974. Three sisters : the story of the Soong family of China : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Wiese, Kurt, 1887-1974. You can write Chinese : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Wiese, Kurt, 1887-1974. Snow for Christmas : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Wiese, Kurt, 1887-1974. The story about Ping : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Wiese, Kurt, 1887-1974. Paddy's Christmas : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Wiese, Kurt, 1887-1974. Amat and the water buffalo : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Wiese, Kurt, 1887-1974. Freddy the magician : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Wiese, Kurt, 1887-1974. Papers, 1938-1971, (bulk: 1938-1957). University of Southern Mississippi, Regional Campus, Joseph Anderson Cook Library
creatorOf Wiese, Kurt, 1887-1974. Freddy and the baseball team from Mars : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Wiese, Kurt, 1887-1974. Fish in the air : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Wiese, Kurt, 1887-1974. Laughing matter : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Wiese, Kurt, 1887-1974. Ning's pony : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Wiese, Kurt, 1887-1974. The walking hat : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Wiese, Kurt, 1887-1974. Freddy's cousin Weedly : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Wiese, Kurt, 1887-1974. Amos the beagle with a plan : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Wiese, Kurt, 1887-1974. The ferryman : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Wiese, Kurt, 1887-1974. Daughter of the mountains : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
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associatedWith Bachmann, Mary Lee. person
associatedWith Barr, Stringfellow, 1897-1982. person
associatedWith Bishop, Claire Huchet. person
associatedWith Blackmore, Anauta Ford. person
associatedWith Bowen, Vernon, 1905- person
associatedWith Bro, Margueritte Harmon, 1894- person
associatedWith Brooks, Walter R., 1886-1958. person
associatedWith Chiang, May-ling Soong, 1897-2003 person
associatedWith Flack, Marjorie, 1897-1958. person
associatedWith Guillaume, Jeanette. person
associatedWith Hall, William Norman, 1915- person
associatedWith Hawkes, Hester, 1900- person
correspondedWith Houghton Mifflin Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Jacobs, Joseph, 1854-1916. person
associatedWith Loring, Rosamund B. (Rosamond Bowditch), 1889-1950 person
associatedWith Mackay, Margaret Mackprang, 1907- person
associatedWith Matzdorff, Hyde. person
associatedWith Monsell, Helen Albee, 1895- person
associatedWith Parke, John. person
associatedWith Rankin, Louise, 1897- person
associatedWith Shirley, Betsy Beinecke. person
associatedWith Smither, Ethel Lisle. person
associatedWith Smith, Helen R, person
associatedWith Song, Qingling, 1893-1981. person
associatedWith Soong, Ai-ling, 1890-1973 person
associatedWith Spencer, Cornelia, 1899-1994. person
associatedWith Stokes, Katherine Martin, 1906- person
associatedWith Taber, Gladys Bagg, 1899-1980. person
associatedWith Tooze, Ruth. person
associatedWith Treffinger, Carolyn. person
associatedWith Voight, Virginia Frances. person
associatedWith Washburne, Heluiz, b. 1892. person
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Indonesia
India
Tibet (China)
China
Central Park (New York. N.Y.)
India
China
Vietnam
Nunavut--Baffin Island
China
United States
India
Tibet Autonomous Region (China)
China
Subject
Humorous poetry, American
Children and youth
Bible stories--O.T
Sea horses--Juvenile fiction
Lion--Juvenile fiction
Foxes--Juvenile fiction
Chickens--Juvenile fiction
Authors--20th century
Fairy tales
Goats--Juvenile fiction
Football--Fiction
Foxes--Fiction
Illustrators--United States
Fables
Hats--Fiction
Ponies--Juvenile fiction
Dragons--Juvenile fiction
Dogs--Fiction
Swine--Juvenile fiction
Animals--Fiction
Snow--Fiction
Chinese language--Writing--Juvenile literature
Illustrated children's books--United States--Specimens
Animals--Juvenile fiction
Bible stories, English--O.T
Magic--Fiction
Circus--Fiction
Rabbits--Fiction
Short stories
Illustrators
Children's literature, American
Devil--Fiction
Children's stories
Koala--Juvenile fiction
Lion--Fiction
Fantasy
Easter--Fiction
Zoos--Juvenile fiction
Christmas--Fiction
Ducks--Juvenile fiction
Illustrated children's books--United States
Courage--Fiction
Fishing--Juvenile fiction
Humorous poetry
Hats--Juvenile fiction
Fine Arts
Sea horses--Fiction
Eskimos--Fiction
Dragons--Fiction
Literature
Illustrated children's books--Specimens
Baseball--Fiction
Travel--Fiction
Baseball--Juvenile fiction
Monkeys--Juvenile fiction
Snow--Juvenile fiction
Rabbits--Juvenile fiction
Children's literature--Illustrations
Football--Juvenile fiction
Courage--Juvenile fiction
Fishing--Fiction
Parrots--Fiction
Wisdom--Fiction
Dogs--Juvenile fiction
Chickens--Fiction
Eskimos--Juvenile fiction
Christmas stories
Goats--Fiction
Illustrated children's books
Ducks--Fiction
Chinese language--Writing
Turtles--Juvenile fiction
Monkeys--Fiction
Circus--Juvenile fiction
Mystery and detective stories
Children's literature, German--20th century
Easter--Juvenile fiction
Children's literature
Children's literature--Manuscripts
Children's poetry
Humorous stories
Zoos--Fiction
Poetry
Parrots--Juvenile fiction
Turtles--Fiction
Ponies--Fiction
Koala--Fiction
Pigs--Fiction
Kites--Fiction
Chinese characters
Occupation
Artists
Illustrator
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Birth 1887-04-22

Death 1974-05-27

Germans

English

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