SOLD Spring Along the Passaic River

by Hayley Lever (1876–1958)
Oil on canvas
20 1/2 x 24 inches
Signed lower right: Hayley Lever



Private collection

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.

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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