(1874 - 1952)
Ira J. Deen was active/lived in Pennsylvania. Ira Deen is known for nature, landscape painting.
Biography Ira Deen
Ira J. Deen (1874-1952)
Ira J. Deen was a visual historian who used oil and watercolors to record the many faces of nature. Although he painted an occasional urban scene, Deen's forte was nature and landscape in all its simple beauty and complex moods.
Deen was born December 9, 1874 in Mount Union, Pennsylvania. At the age of 16, he and his family moved to Harrisburg where his father worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad. Ira's first job in Harrisburg was for Western Union. He then went to work for the Harrisburg Traction Company, painting the city's first electric trolleys at the old car barn at North Third and Delaware streets. Later he worked in the Pennsylvania Railroad paint shops,
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