Richard Hayley Lever Paintings

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.

Museum and Gallery Holdings

Baltimore: Boats

Dallas (MA): Fisherman’s Quarters (oil on canvas)

Los Angeles (Harrison Gall.): Fishing Boats at St Ives

New York (Brooklyn Mus.): Winter at St Ives

New York (Metropolitan Mus. of Art): Sails

New York (National Arts Club): The Hudson

Philadelphia (Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Gal.): Clarity; St Ives, Cornwall

Sydney (AG of New South Wales): Port of St Ives (c. 1912, oil on canvas); Packing Fish, St Ives (oil on panel)

Washington DC (Corcoran Gal. of Art): Twilight

Washington DC (White House): The Presidential Yacht, the Mayflower