SOLD Early Morning Fishermen Going Out, Saint Ives, Cornwall, England

by Hayley Lever (1876–1958)
Oil on board
10¼ x 13 1/16 inches
Signed lower left: Hayley Lever




The artist

Estate of above

Clayton-Liberatore Art Gallery, Bridgehampton, New York

Private collection, New York

Private collection, New York, by descent from above

Sale, Swann Auction Galleries, New York, New York, September 17, 2020, lot 29, from above

Note: Lever first visited St. Ives, a fishing port and artist’s colony on the coast of England, in 1900, and established a studio there. He would continue to paint St. Ives and the surrounding area until 1914.[1]

[1] Carol Lowrey, Hayley Lever and the Modern Spirit (New York: Spanierman Gallery, LLC, 2010), 40.

Artist Biography

A skilled painter of Post-Impressionist marine and seaport scenes.

By Chelsea DeLay

Art is the re-creation of mood in line, form and color.
—Hayley Lever

I. Biography
II. Chronology
III. Collections
IV. Exhibitions
V. Memberships
VI. Suggested Resources
VII. Notes

I. Biography

Richard Hayley Lever was born on September 28, 1876 in the South Australian town of Adelaide. During his youth, Lever attended Prince Alfred College, where his rudimentary artistic talent caught the eye of art instructor James Ashton. A painter himself, Ashton became a faculty mentor to Lever, instilling in him an appreciation for draftsmanship and drawing.[2] After his graduation in 1891, Lever made up his mind to

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