The Academy by Moonlight
oil on canvas
34 1/4 x 28 1/4 inches
Photo by Mark Finkenstaedt
James Perry Wilson
James Perry Wilson (1889-1976), architectural artist, was an associate of Architect Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue during the construction of the NAS building. He was also a self-taught plein air painter and is well known for painting backdrops such as the ones in the American Museum of Natural History's Hall of North American Mammals. This painting, completed in 1925, is unusual because Wilson combined his architectural rendering skills with his fascination in capturing the quality of moonlight.
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