Richard Hayley Lever
Richard Hayley Lever (1875-1958) was an Australian-American painter, etcher, lecturer and art teacher. He studied under James Ashton at his Norwood art school and was a member of the Adelaide Easel Club before emigrating to New York and later settling in Massachusetts. Lever taught at the Art Students League of New York. He is recognized today as a significant figure in 20th century American Impressionism. His works are included in the White House collection, the Hirschorn Museum, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, and many other distinguished collections.
An outstanding oil painting done with the utmost care to capture the energy of this wonderful day by the lake. We can feel the breeze and the warmth of the day as a sailboat passes along. The tree sways in the wind with the bench underneath in the cool shadow. A most fine work done with rich colors of cobalt blue, viridian green and pops of bright orange and red. SIghned lower left with original plague placed bottom center and displayed in a wonderful gold frame.