Beattie, John Watt (1859 - 1930) [sv]

Beattie, John Watt (swedish)

Personer med anknytning till Världskulturmuseerna (Statens museer för världskultur) [sv]

Description
John Watt Beattie, fotograf. (bild från Archives Office of Tasmania) [sv]
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URI
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Name
Beattie, John Watt
Swedish

First name
Watt John
Swedish

Last name
Beattie
Swedish

Title
fotograf

-Title
fotograf
Swedish
Description
John Watt Beattie, fotograf. (bild från Archives Office of Tasmania)
Swedish

Birth
1859

-Time
1859
Death
1930

-Time
1930
Nationality
Biography

John Watt Beattie (1859-1930), photographer and antiquarian, was born on 15 August 1859 at Aberdeen, Scotland, son of John Beattie, master house-painter and photographer, and his wife Esther Imlay, née Gillivray. After a grammar-school education he migrated with his parents and brother in 1878, and struggled to clear a farm in the Derwent Valley, Tasmania. He soon turned to his life's work. From 1879 he made many photographic expeditions into the bush, becoming a full-time professional in 1882 in partnership with Anson Bros whom he bought out in 1891. Gifted with both physical zeal and craftsman skills, he probably did more than anyone to shape the accepted visual image of Tasmania. An admirer of William Piguenit, Beattie stressed the same wildly romantic aspects of the island's beauty. His work included framed prints, postcards, lantern-slides and albums, and was the basis for a popular and pleasing set of Tasmanian pictorial stamps (in print 1899-1912). (Australian Dictionary of Biography, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/beattie-john-watt-5171)

English

John Watt Beattie, fotograf. (bild från Archives Office of Tasmania)

Swedish

Residence
Storbritannien

-Place reference
Storbritannien
--Place (text)
Storbritannien
Swedish
Carlotta-SMVK
3247557

-Id
3247557
-System
Carlotta-SMVK
DigitaltMuseum
021037460937
-Id
021037460937
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DigitaltMuseum