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Hayley Lever Paintings

American, 1876-1958

Hayley Lever arrived in England at the turn of the century and worked and studied for a few years before settling down in the Cornwall village of St. Ives, a picturesque fishing port in southern England. He became an essential member of the artist's colony and produced an extensive body of work, predominantly fishing vessels, marines, seascapes, and port scenes. A prolific artist, Lever submitted his work to competitions in England, France, and even to America, receiving several prestigious awards. He also traveled to various countries in Europe, sketching wherever he went. Many of his most compelling works were done in the south of England and the port villages of Douarnenez and Concarneau in Brittany, directly across the English Channel from St. Ives. American artists occasionally visited St. Ives and Lever befriended Ernest Lawson, who greatly admired his work. Lawson persuaded Lever to emigrate to America, and he arrived in New York in 1912 with his family. Lever soon discovered the New England coast, where he began to paint the fishing fleets of Gloucester and the elegant yachts of Marblehead, producing scenes that became popular in the New York art market. Major galleries such as William Macbeth, Ferargil, and Daniel and Rehn gave him exhibitions, and he continued to gather awards including a gold medal at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco, in 1915. The National Arts Club honored him with a life membership, and he was elected as a member of the National Academy. From 1919–31, Lever taught life classes and still life painting at the Art Students' League of New York. He also maintained a summer studio in Gloucester in the 1920s from which he traveled to Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, and the Canadian maritime provinces, producing many spectacular marines. Lever's paintings and watercolors are in numerous museum collections throughout the United States, Europe, and Australia, including the Metropolitan Museum in New York, the Phillips Memorial Gallery in Washington, DC, and the Sydney Art Gallery, in Australia.

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Artist: Hayley Lever
Porthminster Beach, St. Ives, Cornwall, England
By Hayley Lever
Located in New York, NY
Signed lower right: Hayley Lever; on stretcher bar: 1876–Hayley Lever–1958 / RWA R.A. NA
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Early 1900s Impressionist Hayley Lever Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Still Life with Lilies
By Hayley Lever
Located in Milford, NH
A beautiful still life with lilies painted by Australian American artist Hayley Lever (1876-1958). Lever was born in Adelaide, Australia and studied first at...
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Early 20th Century Post-Impressionist Hayley Lever Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Train Station in Snow
By Hayley Lever
Located in New York, NY
Signed lower left: Hayley Lever
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Mid-20th Century American Impressionist Hayley Lever Paintings

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Oil, Board

Spring Landscape
By Hayley Lever
Located in New York, NY
Signed lower right: Hayley Lever
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1930s American Impressionist Hayley Lever Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Harbor Scene
By Hayley Lever
Located in Milford, NH
A fine impressionist oil marine harbor scene painting by Australian American artist Hayley Lever (1876-1958). Lever was born in Adelaide, Australia and studied first at the Adelaide...
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Early 20th Century American Impressionist Hayley Lever Paintings

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Oil, Board

At Larchmont
By Hayley Lever
Located in Milford, NH
A fine impressionist oil marine sailing painting by Australian American artist Hayley Lever (1876-1958). Lever was born in Adelaide, Australia and studied first at the Adelaide’s Pri...
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Early 20th Century American Impressionist Hayley Lever Paintings

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Oil, Board

"Concarneau, Brittany, France" Hayley Lever, American Impressionism
By Hayley Lever
Located in New York, NY
Hayley Lever (1876 - 1958) Concarneau, Brittany, France, 1905 Oil on panel 6 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches Signed by the artist lower left Inscribed by another hand on the reverse Provenance: Clayton-Liberatore Galleries, Bridgehampton, New York Hayley Lever’s (1875-1958) versatility has worked against his posthumous reputation. He was never associated with a single artistic movement, instead producing impressionist, post-impressionist, and expressionist works. While best known as a painter of post-impressionist marine scenes, his subject matter included landscapes, urban scenes, and still lifes across his 60-year career. This lack of a singular style or subject has given him an amorphous place in U.S. art history despite his obvious accomplishments. [Richard] Hayley Lever was born in Bowden, South Australia in 1875. He excelled in painting classes at Prince Alfred College (1883-91) and Norwood Art School (1891-93) in Adelaide. In the 1890s, Lever moved to England, studying art in London and painting at St. Ives, a fishing port and popular artistic colony on the Cornish coast. In St. Ives, Lever shared a studio with Frederick Waugh, and studied painting with Albert Julius Olsson and Algernon Talmage. Lever was a plein air painter particularly interested in the effect of sunlight on the sea. He painted in a distinctive style, strongly influenced by the works of Vincent van Gogh, that might now be called post-impressionism. He used a limited palette to paint the St. Ives harbor, particularly at dusk or in the moonlight. His strong contrasting colors and thick use of paint created a crisp and physical surface that earned him acclaim in Europe. Lever’s many St. Ives seascapes are among his most popular works. In 2017, his painting entitled “The Old Lighthouse and Fleets of St. Ives” sold at auction for $162,500. In 1912, Lever moved to New York to test the art market in the United States. In Manhattan, Lever met prominent U.S. painters such as Ernest Lawson, Robert Henri, William Glackens, John Sloan, and George Bellows. Lever exhibited with this group regularly in New York City, painting parks, streets, bridges and the Manhattan waterfront. However, he soon discovered the scenic potential of Gloucester, Rockport, and Marblehead in the Cape Ann area of Massachusetts...
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Early 1900s American Impressionist Hayley Lever Paintings

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Oil, Panel

Moon Rise
By Hayley Lever
Located in New York, NY
Signed lower right: Hayley Lever; on verso: Moon Rise / Brittany / FRANCE / Hayley Lever
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20th Century American Impressionist Hayley Lever Paintings

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Oil

Sunset Boats
By Hayley Lever
Located in Milford, NH
A fine impressionist oil painting with boats at sunset by Australian American artist Hayley Lever (1876-1958). Lever was born in Adelaide, Austr...
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Mid-20th Century Impressionist Hayley Lever Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"St Ives From the Quay Cornwall England"
By Hayley Lever
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Jim's of Lambertville is proud to offer this artwork by Hayley Lever (1875 – 1958) Born in Adelaide, Australia in 1875, Richard Hayley Lever was best known for his paintings that sy...
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Early 1900s Impressionist Hayley Lever Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Coast of New Jersey Below Asbury Park
By Hayley Lever
Located in Milford, NH
A fine impressionist coastal painting of the New Jersey coast by Australian / American artist Heyley Lever (1876-1958). Lever was born in Adelaide, Australia, and studied at Adelaide's Prince Alfred College and attended James Ashton’s Academy of Art. He traveled and studied in England, eventually exhibiting at the Royal Academy of Arts in London.Lever moved to New York around 1910, painting scenes of the city. He summered in Gloucester, MA, where he painted and taught sketching and painting classes at his summer studio. He became well known for his post-impressionist marine and landscape paintings. Lever’s works hang in several museums/institutions, including: The White House, Yale University Art Gallery, Syracuse Museum of Fine Arts, Detroit Institute of Art, Colby College, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Oil on canvas, signed lower left, artist placard, title and date inscribed on verso “Coast of New Jersey below Asbury Park...
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Early 20th Century American Impressionist Hayley Lever Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"Harbor with Industrial Plant"-Framed, Original Oil on Hardboard.
By Hayley Lever
Located in Clinton Township, MI
"Harbor with Industrial Plant" Original Oil on Hardboard by Hayley Lever. Measures 13.25 x 17.25 inches with frame. The piece is in Fair/Distressed Condition-areas of the paint have ...
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Late 20th Century Hayley Lever Paintings

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Oil

Cornwall, England
By Hayley Lever
Located in New York, NY
Signed and dated lower left: Hayley Lever / 1905
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20th Century American Impressionist Hayley Lever Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"Mount Vernon N.Y. (Train on the Railroad)" Impressionist Landscape Oil on Board
By Hayley Lever
Located in New York, NY
An outstanding oil painting executed with thick use of paint capturing a luminous sight of a train in motion under a bridge with heavy smoke trailing upward. We can feel that a mood...
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1940s Impressionist Hayley Lever Paintings

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Board, Oil

"Boats in Harbor"
By Hayley Lever
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Born in Adelaide, Australia, Hayley Lever was known for his town-shore landscapes and still-life painting in a style that combined impressionism with vivid colors and strong lines of...
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20th Century Hayley Lever Paintings

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Oil, Panel

"Still Life of Two Pots" Framed Oil on Hardboard, Signed by Artist
By Hayley Lever
Located in Clinton Township, MI
"Still Life of Two Pots" is an Oil on Hardboard by Hayley Lever. Signed by the artist. It measures 13 x 17 inches with frame. The date of creation is unknown, but is believed to be f...
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Mid-20th Century Contemporary Hayley Lever Paintings

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Oil

"Boats in the Harbor"
By Hayley Lever
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Original Period Frame Hayley Lever (1876 - 1958) Hayley Lever's exceptional career path took him from the shores of his native Australia to those of England, and then the United S...
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1930s Impressionist Hayley Lever Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"Houses" Framed Original Oil on Hardboard.
By Hayley Lever
Located in Clinton Township, MI
"Houses" is an Original, Oil on Hardboard by Hayley Lever. It measures 16 x 19 inches with frame. The date of creation is unknown, but is believed to be in the Mid-20th Century. The ...
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Mid-20th Century Hayley Lever Paintings

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Oil

"Canal Locks, Devon, England" Oil on Canvas Impressionist Landscape Painting
By Hayley Lever
Located in New York, NY
An outstanding oil painting executed with thick use of paint capturing a luminous sight of the Locks at Devon England with the speckling water glistening...
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Early 1900s Impressionist Hayley Lever Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

"Model A Ford"
By Hayley Lever
Located in Southampton, NY
Here for your consideration is a wonderful whimsical oil on wood panel painting by Richard Hayley Lever. In this painting Lever captures our fancy with his depiction of one of Henry...
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1930s Post-Impressionist Hayley Lever Paintings

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Board, Oil

"City Scene"
By Hayley Lever
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Jim’s of Lambertville is proud to offer this artwork. Signed and dated March 1943 lower right. Hayley Lever (1876 - 1958) Hayley Lever's exceptional career path took him from th...
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1940s American Impressionist Hayley Lever Paintings

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Oil, Board

"St. Ives, Cornwall, England"
By Hayley Lever
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Born in Adelaide, Australia, Hayley Lever was known for his town-shore landscapes and still-life painting in a style that combined impressionism with vivid colors and strong lines of...
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Early 1900s Impressionist Hayley Lever Paintings

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Oil, Panel

Waterfall, Woodstock, NY
By Hayley Lever
Located in New York, NY
A skilled painter of Post-Impressionist marine and seaport scenes.
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20th Century Abstract Impressionist Hayley Lever Paintings

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Paper, Watercolor

"The Floor We Live in"
By Hayley Lever
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Jim’s of Lambertville is proud to offer this artwork. Signed and dated lower right. Hayley Lever (1876-1958) Hayley Lever's exceptional career path took him from the shores of ...
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1930s American Impressionist Hayley Lever Paintings

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Oil, Panel

"Rough Seas, Cornwall"
By Hayley Lever
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Signed LL and on Verso Born in Adelaide, Australia, Hayley Lever was known for his town-shore landscapes and still-life painting in a style that combined impressionism with vivid co...
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20th Century Hayley Lever Paintings

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Board, Oil

"Fish Nets, Gloucester, Mass."
By Hayley Lever
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Born in Adelaide, Australia, Hayley Lever was known for his town-shore landscapes and still-life painting in a style that combined impressionism with vivid colors and strong lines of...
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20th Century Hayley Lever Paintings

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Canvas, Oil, Paint

"St. Ives, Cornwall"
By Hayley Lever
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Born in Adelaide, Australia, Hayley Lever was known for his town-shore landscapes and still-life painting in a style that combined impressionism with vivid colors and strong lines of...
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20th Century Hayley Lever Paintings

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Board, Canvas, Oil, Paint

"Farm House with Barn"
By Hayley Lever
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Jim’s of Lambertville is proud to offer this artwork. Signed lower left. Hayley Lever (1876-1958) Hayley Lever's exceptional career path took him from the shores of his native ...
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20th Century American Impressionist Hayley Lever Paintings

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Oil, Board

Fishing Harbor, Brittiny
By Hayley Lever
Located in Saratoga Springs, NY
Signed lower right and dated 1930. Lever’s “Fishing Harbor in Brittany” is as much a scene celebrating the boats and quaint architecture of coastal France, as it is a nod to its ...
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1930s Post-Impressionist Hayley Lever Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

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