Exmouth, England, 1904by Hayley Lever (1876–1958)
10⅛ x 12 inches
Signed lower left: HayleyLever; on stretcher bar: Exmouth, England 1904
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 28
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.
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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