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Richard Hayley Lever
Melons (Still Life Painting of Melons - Red Background) Custom Gold Leaf Frame

circa 1930

$5,795
$12,50053% Off

About

Still life with melons, original oil painting by Hayley Lever (1876-1958). A still life painting of melons in golds and greens with a red background and blue/white drape. Presented in a custom hand-carved gold leaf frame, outer dimensions measure 29 ½ x 45 ½ x 1 ¾ inches. Image size is 22 x 38 inches. Born in Adelaide, Australia, Richard Hayley Lever began studying art as a child. Around the turn of the century, Lever used his inheritance from his grandfather to fund a trip to study in Europe. Lever went first to England, settling in the fishing village of Cornwall of St. Ives. In Cornwall, he became active with the local art colony and traveled and sketched throughout Europe. It was during his travels that Lever met American artist, Ernest Lawson. In 1912, at Lawson's urging, Lever moved with his family to New York. Lever was immediately engrossed with his new surroundings, sketching all around the city. He then discovered the coast of New England and gained popularity in New York through his scenes of Marblehead and Gloucester, where he maintained a summer studio for almost twenty years. During the 1920's, he traveled throughout New England as well as the Canadian Maritime provinces producing the marine paintings he is best known for today. He was granted shows at prominent New York galleries and won several awards in major exhibitions. Lever was elected membership in the National Academy and was honored with a lifetime membership to the National Arts Club. He taught still life painting and life classes at the Art Student's League of New York between 1919 and 1931. Lever also served as the Director of the Studio Art Club in Mount Vernon, New York. Additionally, he held membership with the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts; American Painters and Engravers; Royal British Artists, London; Royal West of England Academy; Royal Institute of Oil Painters; New Society of Artists; and the Woodstock Art Association. His success faded with the Great Depression, when the troubled economy, coupled with dwindling public interest in his manner of painting, forced the artist to sell his home in Caldwell, New Jersey. Lever managed to survive through teaching private lessons but never regained the financial stability he had enjoyed during the 1920's.

Details

  • Artist
    Richard Hayley Lever (1876-1958, American)
  • Creation Year
    circa 1930
  • Dimensions
    Height: 29.5 in. (74.93 cm)Width: 45.5 in. (115.57 cm)Depth: 1.875 in. (4.77 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    very good to excellent vintage condition.
  • Gallery Location
    Denver, CO
  • Reference Number
    Seller: DCG 1731stDibs: G140410273105

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