Irving Ramsey Wiles

Irving Ramsey Wiles (April 8, 1861 – July 29, 1948) was an American artist, born in Utica, New York.

Irving Ramsey Wiles
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Irving Ramsey Wiles
Born(1861-04-08)April 8, 1861
DiedJuly 29, 1948
EducationSedgwick Institute; Art Students League of New York
AwardsThird Hallgarten Prize (1886)


He was educated at the Sedgwick Institute in Great Barrington, and learned the basics of painting from his father, Lemuel M. Wiles (1826–1905[1]), who focused primarily on landscapes. From 1879 to 1881 he studied in the Art Students League of New York under James Carroll Beckwith and William Merritt Chase, and later in Paris under Carolus-Duran.[2]

In his early years, he worked as an illustrator for American magazines, and later he devoted himself with great success to portraiture.[2] He was a member of the Society of American Artists, which prefaced his 1897 election into the National Academy of Design as an associate.[3] Wiles was also a member of the American Water Color Society.

Portrait of Juliet Inness, granddaughter of famous American painter George Inness; painted in 1903 by Irving Ramsey Wiles, signed/dated upper left.

His paintings include Russian Tea, Lady at Fireplace, Scallop Boats, Peconic, and Portrait of Juliet Inness.


  1. ^ American Art Annual, Volume 5. MacMillan Company. 1905. pp. 125.
  2. ^ a b Chisholm 1911.
  3. ^ Chase, William Merritt. "Letter to Artists," 467. Described in Painting Professionals: Women Artists and the Development of Modern American Art, 1870-1930, 84 (Swinth, Kirsten; ISBN 0-8078-4971-5).

Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Wiles, Irving Ramsay" . Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.

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