The following text was submitted in September of 2006 by art historian and collector Michael Perez:
HARLEY MANLIUS PERKINS (1883-1964), American (painter, writer, administrator, lecturer, radio commentator)
Harley Manlius Perkins was a member of 'The Boston Five' - a group of modernist painters who created expressive landscapes with an emphasis on a fauvist palette.Other members of this group were: Charles Sidney Hopkinson, Charles Hovey Pepper, Marion Monks Chase, and Carl Gordon Cutler. Beginning in 1920 and over the next 25 years, the group exhibited their works together at the Boston Art Club, Vose Galleries and the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard.
Harley Perkins was born on April 23, 1883 in Bakersfield, Ve
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