Sale, Sotheby’s, New York, New York, March 14, 1996, lot 106, from above
Gerald Peters Gallery, New York, New York, acquired from above
Private collection, Ohio, acquired from above, 1997
Sale, Hindman, Chicago, Illinois, September 27, 2022, lot 108
Note: The Passaic River runs through northern New Jersey. Around 1930, Hayley Lever moved from New York to Caldwell, New Jersey, where he created numerous impressionistic scenes of the area’s rural landscape.
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. After his graduation in 1891, Lever made up his mind to
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