(1826 - 1905)
Lemuel Maynard Wiles was active/lived in New York, California. Lemuel Wiles is known for landscape, figure, botanic.
Biography Lemuel Wiles
Lemuel Maynard Wiles was born in 1826 in West Perry, New York, in the Genesee Valley. A noted landscape painter in the realist tradition of the Hudson River School, he did some western landscapes, which resulted from travels in California and Colorado in 1873 and 1874. On his way to California, he traveled through Panama.
He graduated from the New York State Normal School in 1847, studied art in Albany, New York, for three years with William S. Har. He later taught with Jasper F. Cropsey in New York City. From 1850 to 1857, his focus was on painting, but later he taught in the Utica public schools. His teaching is thought to have inspired his son, Irving, to become a famous portrait painter, and their close relationship magnified the
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