Irving Ramsey Wiles

American, 1861 - 1948
The son of the prominent landscape painter Lemuel Maynard Wiles, Irving Wiles achieved his own success as a painter, illustrator, and instructor in the early-twentieth century. Born in Utica, New York, Wiles learned to paint from his father and exhibited his first piece at the National Academy of Design at the age of eighteen. He went on to train under William Merritt Chase and James Carroll Beckwith at the Art Students League in New York and under Carolus-Duran, Boulanger, and Lefebvre at the Acadmie Julian in Paris. Chase became the major influence on his work, inspiring his animated Impressionist style and directing his interest toward figure painting and lush outdoor scenes.

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