Biography of Percy Ives
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IVES, Percy, portrait painter; born, Detroit, June 5, 1864; son of Lewis Thomas and Margaret Wright (Leggett) Ives, educated in grammar and high schools of Detroit to 17; studied Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts for 4 years, and in Paris, France, for 6 years; married at Detroit, June 16,1890, Elise Caron; 1 son, Lewis W. Has painted portraits of many of the prominent men of Michigan and of a number outside of the state, including ex President Cleveland; has exhibited in Paris, New York, St. Louis, Philadelphia, Cincinnati, Boston, Chicago, Buffalo; received honorable mention Pan American Exposition, Buffalo, 1901; member Jury of Admission, Art Department, St. Louis Exposition, 1904. Republican. Member Detroit Museum of Art (incorporator and trustee, also treasurer), Society of Western Artists, Pine Arts Society, Archaeological Society (treasurer Detroit branch), Detroit Post G. A. R. Clubs: Detroit Boat, Prismatic, Hopkin, Scarab. Recreation: outdoor sports. Studio and Residence: 502 Cass Ave.

From:
The Book of Detroiters
A Biographical Dictionary
Of Leading Living Men
Of The City of Detroit

Second Edition 1914
Edited By: Albert Nelson Marquis
A. N. Marquis & Company
Chicago 1914.

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