GLADYS LEE WILES
Interior with Bust of Mozart
Signed Gladys Wiles
Oil on canvas
28 x 24 inches (71 x 61 cm)
Framed: 35 x 31 inches (89 x 78.6 cm)
The artist was the granddaughter of the landscape painter Lemuel Wiles and the daughter of Irving Ramsey Wiles, who used her as a model in many of his paintings. She began as a talented musician but ultimately pursued her career as a painter. Wiles began exhibiting her work in 1914 and became a successful portrait painter in the manner of William Merritt Chase and Irving Wiles.
New York, Grand Central Art Galleries, The Genius of the Fair Muse: Painting and Sculpture Celebrating American Women Artists 1875-1945, 1987, p. 32, no. 68