Rachel Ramsey Wiles
(1832 - 1896)
Rachel Ramsey Wiles was active/lived in New York. Rachel Wiles is known for animal in landscape, florals.
Biography Rachel Ramsey Wiles
The least known of the artists in the Wiles family of prominent New York artists, Rachel Wiles was married to Lemuel Wiles (1826-1905), and met her husband in a painting class taught by William Hart in Albany, New York. They married in 1854, and their son, Irving Wiles, was born in 1861. Later the son painted a portrait of his parents that now belongs to the Corcoran Gallery of Art.
As a young girl from Albany in 1849, under the name of A Rachel Ramsey, she exhibited a volume of paintings of floral subjects at the American Institute of the City of New York. She listed her age as 17, which is the only apparent clue to 1832 as her birth date.
Her career was primarily on hold while she raised her only child, but in 1880, she exhi
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