Richard Hayley Lever (Australian-American, 1876-1958) oil on canvas painting titled "Low tide, Cornwall, England" depicting a harbor scene; at center is a boat with red sail. Signed "Hayley Lever" lower right. Titled in pencil (on stretcher) with date "1904", Clayton-Liberatore Art Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY paper label, en verso. Housed in a later giltwood frame with linen liner. Sight – 9 3/8" H x 12 3/8" W. Framed – 15" H x 18 1/8" W. Provenance: the collection of Mr. and Mrs. H.R. Slaymaker, Nashville, Tennessee. Biography: Australian born Hayley Lever was known for his post impressionist town-shore landscapes and his use of color, which was deeply influenced by Van Gogh. He studied in London in the 1890s and then went to Cornwall, where he painted seaside paintings at an artistís colony on the coast of St. Ives. Lever came to America in 1911 and soon became one of the most widely exhibited artists in New York; he taught at the Art Students League from 1919 to 1931 and became director of the Studio Art Club in Mount Vernon, New York. Lever had a summer studio in Gloucester, Massachusetts, where many of his scenes were painted. His work is in the collection of several major museums. (Source: Michael David Zellman: 300 Years of American Art). CONDITION: Very good condition. Light cracquelure throughout.
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