The Artist's Studio Sale, W. H. Lane, Penzance, 1992
Note: An Australian by birth, Richard Hayley Lever left his native Adelaide at the age of 17 to train as an artist in Europe, and his work soon won attention in London and Paris. In 1900 he was introduced to the St Ives Club by fellow Australian Louis Grier, and he married Aida Gale in the town in the same year. Working closely with Grier and with Julius Olsson he maintained St Ives as a base, while also painting marine subjects along the southern coast of England and in Brittany.
In 1912 Hayley Lever move to New York and took American citizenship. His paintings of the Hudson Valley, Vermont and Nantucket secured an international reputation.