Hayley Lever

Beloosesky Gallery is interested in purchasing original paintings by Hayley Lever. 

Please call (917) 749-4577 or email us at info@beloosesky.com

 

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 realism---post impressionism. In his use of color, he was deeply influenced by Vincent Van Gogh. He freely explored numerous styles based on impressionism but was never locked into any particular style. 

He showed early art talent and traveled to England in 1893. He studied art in London and then painted at an artists' colony in Cornwall on the seacoast of St. Ives where he began his seacoast paintings. He received much attention in Europe for these works. In 1908, he did a series of paintings called "Van Gogh's Hospital, Holland" expressing the profound influence he felt of that artist.

Lever came to America in 1911, encouraged by American artist Ernest Lawson whom he knew in France, and was soon counted among the most widely exhibited artists in New York City. Many of his scenes were of Manhattan. He had a summer studio in Gloucester, Massachusetts and from 1919 to 1931 taught at the Art Students League in New York City. He also became Director of the Studio Art Club in Mount Vernon, New York. 

Lever imparted to his students the following message: "Art is the re-creation of mood in line, form and color. If I were confined to my own back yard for the rest of my life, I'd still have more pictures in my mind than I would have time to paint. Art is nothing but having a good time" (Comenos Fine Art).

He died in Mount Vernon, New York in 1958, having suffered ill health the last few years of his life.

He received many awards and critical acclaim and his works were purchased by major American museums, such as New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art and Washington's Phillips Collection and Corcoran Museum. 

Source: 
Michael David Zellman, "Three Hundred Years of American Art"

 

Biography from the Archives of AskART

 

 

Public Collections

White House
The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Baltimore Museum of Art
Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
The Montclair Art Museum, New Jersey
The Brooklyn Museum of Art
The Nantucket Historical Association, Massachusetts
New Britain Museum of Art, Connecticut
Corcoran Gallery of Art,Washington, DC
Dallas Museum of Art
The Witchita Art Museum
Des Moines Art Museum
Fort Worth Museum of Art
L.A. County Museum of Art
The Westmoreland Museum of American Art
Telfair Academy
National Arts Club
National Academy of Design
Memphis Art Museum; Australia Art Museum
Cincinnati Art Museum
The Addison Gallery of American Art
Sydney Art Gallery of Australia
Art Gallery of South Australia (one work only - The last glow, St. Ives fishing fleet)

 

Exhibitions

2010 "Gilded Age to Modern Era Paintings: An Exhibition of European and American Fine Art", Galerie Werner, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2010 "American Still-Life Paintings (1829–2009)", Spanierman Gallery, New York, NY
2005 "Art In Bloom - Works from the Permanent Collection", Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
2003 "Hayley Lever (1876–1958)", Spanierman Gallery, New York, NY
1922–1946 The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York
1945 Westchester Arts & Crafts
1945 Art Institute of Chicago; Machbeth, Rehn, Ferargil, Daniels, French, & Company; Clayton Galleries
1914–1941 Corcoran Gallery Biennials, New York, New York
1940 Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Annual Exhibition
1940 National Arts Club, New York, New York
1938 National Academy of Design, New York, New York
1936 National Academy of Design, New York, New York
1936 Newark Art Club, Newark, New Jersey
1934 Salons of America, New York, New York
1913–1932 Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Annual Exhibition
1927 Frank K. M. Rehn Gallery, New York City (two-person show with Jan Matulka)
1926 Sesqui-Centennial Exposition, Philadelphia
1922 National Arts Club, New York, New York
1920 Society of Independent Artists, New York, New York
1920 Buffalo Fine Arts Academy
1918 Philadelphia Watercolor Club, Pennsylvania
1914–1916 National Arts Club, New York, New York
1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco, California
1914 Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester
1914 Syracuse Museum of Fine Arts
1914 National Academy of Design, New York, New York
1905 New Salon, Paris
1904 Adelaide, South Australia
1904 The Royal Academy, London

 

Memberships

National Academy of Design
National Arts Club
New Society of Artists
Royal Society of British Artists
Royal Institute of Oil Painters
Royal West of England Academy