American, 1876–1958

“Richard Hayley Lever settled in the USA in 1911. He trained in Paris and England, where he frequented the St. Ives Group and began painting seascapes, a genre with which he later achieved widespread renown. His reputation was quickly established after his arrival in America, and his work featured in numerous exhibitions prior to the Wall Street Crash of 1929. He obtained American citizenship and taught at the Art Students' League from 1919 to 1931. He was the winner of the Carnegie Foundation prize in 1914. His early work was profoundly influenced by that of Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890)” (Benezit, Dictionary of Artists, Gründ, 2006).

Museum Collections:
Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Canton Museum of Art, OH
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Dallas Art Museum, Dallas, TX
Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
Harrison Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.
Housatonic Museum of Art, CT
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
National Arts Club, New York, NY
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, PA
The White House, Washington, D.C.
Wichita Art Museum, KS

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