GLADYS LEE WILES PAINTINGS FOR SALE & BIOGRAPHY
GLADYS LEE WILES
A daughter of the painter Irving Wiles, Gladys Lee Wiles studied the piano seriously in her youth but gave it up to become an artist, working under her father, William Meritt Chase, and John. C. Johanson. Wiles spent much of her time with her parents at Peconic New New York, and she became her father’s most frequent model. She married William R. Jepson in 1919 and soon began exhibiting portraits, still lifes, and pictures of dogs at the National Academy of Design and elsewhere. Elected an Associate in 1934, she was elevated to Academician in 1978, but failed to qualify by submitting and example of her work. By 1971, she had entered a nursing home to receive care for her arthritis. She died in 1983” (National Academy of Design, “Gladys Lee Wiles”).
Smithsonian American Art Museums, Washington, D.C.
Southold Historical Society, Southold, NY