Woman Reading(?) Irving Ramsay Wiles. (1861– 1948)
Painter, illustrator, and instructor in the early-twentieth century. Trained under William Merritt Chase and James Carroll Beckwith at the Art Students League in New York and under Carolus-Duran, Boulanger, and Lefebvre at the Académie Julian in Paris. Chase became the major influence on his work, inspiring his animated Impressionist style and directing his interest toward figure painting and lush outdoor scenes.
Wiles was also commissioned to paint portraits of President Roosevelt and William Jennings Bryant and was one of eight painters selected for the National Art Committee, assigned with painting the history of World War I.
(Source: poboh, via soyouthinkyoucansee)