(1850 - c. 1930s)
Horace P. Giles was active/lived in Massachusetts, California, Mississippi. Horace Giles is known for landscape, nocturne, portrait, mural.
Horace P. Giles was born in Mississippi in December 1850. A resident of Boston from 1872 to 1893 according to the Boston Directory, Horace Giles was a crayon portraitist, muralist and scenic painter of backgrounds. In 1876, there is a record of him being in San Francisco as a fresco painter. He did a portrait of Nathaniel Smith Folsom, 1806-1890, which Peter Falk, in "Who Was Who in American Art" mistakenly listed as dates for Horace Giles. The Folsom portrait is in the Dartmouth College Collection.
In a November 2004 communication with AskART, Steve Burant wrote: "We have a landscape by Horace Giles that is dated 1920, thus his birth and death dates of 1806-1897 cannot be correct. In addition, the style of his works is American Bar ... Displaying 750 of 1042 characters.