Percy L. Manser (1886-1973)
He was born in England where he studied at the King Charles School of Art in Tumbridge Wells from 1896-1901, before immigrating to Saskatchewan, Canada, in 1904. He also studied at the Pratt Institute Summer School in Ashland, Oregon.
Manser and his Canadian wife at first lived in British Columbia, moving to Hood River, Oregon in 1917, to take up fruit farming. Though he was involved in managing the farm, Manser spent most of his time painting, inspired by the natural beauty of the mountains and valleys of the Cascade Mountains in Oregon and Washington. After his first exhibition at the Hood River County Fair in 1919, his regional and national recognition grew, eventually leadi
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