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James Raymond Perry

 (1863 - 1953)
James Raymond Perry was active/lived in Illinois, Massachusetts.  James Perry is known for landscape with cattle painting, magazine illustration.

James Raymond Perry

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James Raymond Perry was born in Northfield, Massachusetts on April 20, 1863.  A self-taught artist, Perry appears to have spent most of his career in Chicago. His landscapes often include cattle and other animals. 

As well as a painter, he also wrote short stories for Scribner magazine and Century Illustrated Monthly. Landscapes by him of Marin County, California are extant. 

He died in Winnetka, Illinois on May 10, 1969. 

Member: American Artists Professional League*. 

Exhibited:  Southside Art Ass'n (Chicago), 1929; Art Institute of Chicago. 

Works held: Chicago public schools; Harper Library, Chicago University; Beals Library (Winchendon, MA); John H. Vanderpoel Art Ass'n (Chicago).

Addendum from askART as submitted by Edward P. Bentley:

James R. Perry, 90, secretary and treasurer of the Elgin National Watch Company for 25 years before his retirement in 1929, died yesterday in a convalescent home in Winnetka, Illinois. Mr. Perry, who had resided at 5221 Cornell Avenue, was with the watch company for 39 years before his retirement.  He was a member of the Business Men’s Art Club of Chicago and the Chicago Society of Artists*.  Services in the chapel at 895 Linden Avenue, Winnetka.  Obituary; Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois.  1 June, 1953. 

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About  James Raymond Perry

Born:  1863 - Northfield, Massachusetts
Died:   1953 - Winnetka, Illinois
Known for:  landscape with cattle painting, magazine illustration