Richard Hayley (1876-1958)
Birth place: Adelaide, South Australia
Death place: Mt.
Addresses: NYC; Mt.
Alfred Club, Adelaide; Art Students League; Paris; London.
Exhibited: Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Annual;, 1913-32, 1940 (medal, 1917; gold
Corcoran Gallery biennials,
1914-41 (12 times); National Arts Club 1914-15 (prizes); Pan-Pacific Expo,
1915; National Academy of
Design, 1914, 1936, 1938 (prizes); NAC, 1914-16, 1922, 1940;
Club, 1918 (prize); Sesqui-Centennial Expo, Philadelphia, 1926 (prize);
Art Academy, 1930 (prize);
New Rochelle Art Academy, 1941 (prize); Art Institute of Chicago; Society
of Independent Artists,
1920; Salons of America , 1934; Whitney Museum of American Art, 1922-46;
Newark Art Club, 1936 (prize); Westchester
Arts & Crafts, 1945 (prize); Macbeth, Rehn,
Ferargil, Daniels, French & Co.,
Clayton, & other NYC
Academy of Design; American Painters & Engravers; National Arts Club;
Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts; Royal British
Artists, London; Associate National Academy, 1925;
1933; Royal Institute of Oil
Royal West of England Academy; Contemporary; New
Society Artists; Woodstock
Academy of Fine Arts; Metropolitan Museum of Art; Brooklyn Museum; Montclair
Art Museum; Boston Museum of
Art; Corcoran Gallery of Art; White House, Washington, DC; Ft.
Worth Museum of Art; Dallas
Museum of Fine Art; Los Angeles Museum of Art; Telfair Academy; Detroit
Institute of Art; Des Moines
Art Museum; Woodstock Art Association; University Nebraska;
Memorial Gallery; Duquesne Club,
Pittsburgh; National Arts Club;
Adelaide (So. Australia) Art Museum; Sydney (Australia) Art Museum;
Whitney Museum of American Art;
Syracuse Museum FA; Antioch College; City
of St. Louis; Memphis Art
Museum; Springville (Utah) Art Academy; Perth Amboy (NJ) Public Library;
Little Rock Art Museum; Salt
Lake City University Museum; Lincoln (NE) University
Comments: Best known
as a Post-Impressionist of marine scenes, he was active in St. Ives,
beginning c.1895. In 1911, Ernest Lawson
persuaded him to emigrate to the U.S.
After the Depression forced him to
give up his home in Caldwell, NJ, he
became director of the
Studio Art Club, in Mt. Vernon, NY. He spent his
summers at Gloucester, MA, for twenty
In addition to Caldwell, NJ, he painted in Manasquan (NJ), Woodstock
Nantucket, Vermont, and
Monhegan Island (ME). In later years his palette became more vibrant.
Signature note: His
signature was typically bold and slashing during the 1910s-20s,
later signatures have fewer flourishes.
WW47; Curtis, Curtis, and Lieberman, 32, 184; Woodstock AA; Falk, Exh.
This biography is
drawn from “Who Was Who in American Art” , the reference book on the
cultural life in the United States.