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Irving Ramsey Wiles | The Green Cushion, 1895

Artist: Irving Ramsey Wiles (1861-1948)
Date: 1895
Culture: American⏩
Medium: Watercolor, graphite, and gouache on paper
Dimensions: 22 x 28 in. (55.9 x 71.1 cm)
Classification: Drawings
Credit Line: Gift of Ann M. and Thomas W. Barwick, and Purchase, Ann M. and Thomas W. Barwick Gift, 1994

This watercolor portrays a young woman reclining on an Empire revival-style recamier couch. The woman at leisure was a popular subject in late-nineteenth-century American painting.

An exceptionally fresh demonstration of Wiles's work in watercolor, "The Green Cushion" was awarded⏩ the William T. Evans Prize for the best entry at the American Water Color Society's 1897 exhibition. | © The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Irving Ramsey Wiles (April 8, 1861 - July 29, 1948) was an American artist, born in Utica, New York.
He was educated at the Sedgwick Institute in Great Barrington, and learned the basics of painting from his father, Lemuel M. Wiles (1826-1905), who focused primarily on landscapes.

From 1879-1881 he studied in the Art Students League of New York under James Carroll Beckwith and William Merritt Chase⏩, and later in Paris under Carolus-Duran⏩.

In his early years, he worked as an illustrator for American magazines, and later he devoted himself with great success to portraiture.

He was a member of the Society of American Artists, which prefaced his 1897 election into the National Academy of Design as an associate. Wiles was also a member of the American Water Color Society.

Irving Ramsey Wiles (8 aprile 1861 - 1948) è stato un artista Americano⏩ nato a Utica, New York. È stato educato all’Istituto Sedgwick di Great Barrington e ha imparato le basi della pittura da suo padre, Lemuel M. Wiles, che si è concentrato principalmente sui paesaggi. Dal 1879 al 1881 studiò alla Lega degli Studenti di New York sotto James Carroll Beckwith e William Merritt Chase⏩, poi a Parigi, sotto Carolus-Duran⏩.

Nei suoi primi anni ha lavorato come illustratore per le riviste americane e più tardi si è dedicato con grande successo ai ritratti.
Era membro della Società degli Artisti Americani, che ha preceduto le sue elezioni del 1897 nell’Accademia Nazionale del Design come associato. Wiles era anche membro della American Watercolor Society.