Perry Acker


watercolor 22x30

Art World Mourns Perry Acker
By Deloris Tarzan Ament 1989

Perry Acker, a popular painter of the Northwest landscape, and a much-loved teacher of watercolor painting, died Dec. 30 in Overlake Hospital. He was 86. Acker succumbed to congestive heart failure following bypass surgery.

He was born April 6, 1903, in Oak Rapids, Mich. In 1907, Acker's family moved to Centralia, where he lived until 1928, when he moved to Aberdeen. He came to Seattle in 1945, and for 15 years owned and managed the American Printing and Lithographic Co.
Acker did not turn seriously to art until he was 47. His skill with watercolors made his paintings much in demand.