Perry M. McNeely was born in Lebo, KS on Dec. 10, 1886. McNeely was educated in St Louis and founded an advertising agency there while freelancing as an artist. Moving to Los Angeles in 1920, he became art director for Bates, Harrison & Janes Advertising Agency.
As one of the organizers of the Academy of Western Painters (1932), he exhibited there and locally. McNeely spent his leisure in the nearby deserts where he derived much of his subject matter. During his later years he worked in the art department of Douglas Aircraft. He died on Jan. 27, 1966 in Yucca Valley, CA.
Member: Long Beach AA. Exh: Glendale, 1926 (silver medal); Pacific Southwest Expo (Long Beach), 1928; LA Co. Fair, 1929; Laguna Beach AA, 1928-29
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"Who's Who in American Art
1936-41; Who's Who in California
1942; Southern California Artists
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