PERRY McNEELY (1886-1966) Born in Lebo, KS. McNeely was educated in St. Louis and founded an advertising agency there while freelanceing as an artist. Moving to Los Angeles in 1920, he became art director for Bates, Harrison & Janes Advertising Agency. As one of the organizers for the Academy of Western Painters (1932), he exhibited there and locally. McNeely spent his leisure in the nearby deserts where he derived much of his subject matter. MEMBER: Academy of Western Painters; LAAA; Painters & Sculptors of LA. EXHIBITED: Society for Sanity in Art; CPLH, 1945. AWARDS: silver medal, Glendale, 1926; honorary mention, Pacific SW Expo, Long Beach, 1928; honorable mention, LA County Fair, 1929; purchase prize, Clearwater, CA High School, 1937. WORKS HELD: Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, CA. He is listed in HUGHES, Davenports, Askart, Who's & more. Biography courtesy of Edan Hughes.