Richard Francis Lahey [1893-1978]
Portrait of Anna E (Bauman) Mattei [1906-1996] at 27 years old, 1933
Oil on canvas
12 x 10 inches
Signed at lower left : ‘Richard Lahey’.
Marking type: Handwritten note in blue ball point pen and taped with scotch tape at top and bottom.
Location: Right top stretcher verso.
Text: ‘Painting of / anna Mattei / by / Richard Lahey / Pitchered / in 1933 / 128 Annual / EXHB. Catalogye / of Pa. Acad of / the fine arts’.
1933 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA, “128th annual exhibition”, January 29 – March 19.
– Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA, exhibition catalog, “128th annual exhibition”, January 29 – March 19, 1933, illustrated : b&w.
Richard Francis Lahey (1893-1978) biography:
Birth: June 23, 1893 in Jersey City, NJ ;
Death: August 1, 1878 Vienna, Fairfax, VA of a stroke ;
Sex: Male ;
Ethnicity: White ;
Zodiac: Cancer ;
Known for: Landscape paintings of small industrial towns ; still-life compositions ; portraits ; character cartoons of famous people ;
Medium: Oil ; watercolor ;
Technique: Painting ;
Subjects: Urban cityscapes ; still-life ; people ; celebrities ;
Areas: Jersey City, NJ (1893-1920) ; New York, NY (1915-1917, 1923) ; Minneapolis, MN (1921-1923) ; Oalesider, Rockland, NY (1935) ; Philadelphia, PA ; France (summer) ; Germany (summer) ; Italy (summer) ; Spain (summer) ; Towson, MD (1937-1960) ; Alexandria, VA (1938) ; Washington, DC (1940) ; Vienna, Fairfax, VA (1978) ;
Region: North East ; Mid Atlantic ; Europe ;
Lived: 520 Summit Avenue, Jersey City, NJ (1893-1920) ; Oalesider, Rockland, NY (1935) ; Philadelphia, PA ; Alexandria, VA (1938) ; Washington, DC (1940) ; Vienna, Fairfax, VA (1978) ;
Father: Richard L. Lahey (1851-1918) ;
Mother: Elizabeth “Lizzie” (Adams) Lahey (1860-1924) ;
Relatives: William Stewart Lahey (1890-1918), brother ; Martha Letitia Lahey (1893-1981), sister ; Walter Tabor Lahey (1895-1977), brother ; Elizabeth A “Bessie” Lahey (1899-1985), sister ;
Spouse: Carlotta (Gonzalez) Lahey (1910-1999), wife, married December 19, 1931, also an artist, sculptor ;
Training: Art Students’ League of New York, New York, NY (1915-1917) under Robert (Henry Cozad) Henri (1865-1929), Kenneth Hayes Miller (1876-1952) and George Brandt Bridgman (1865-1943) ;
Instructors: Robert (Henry Cozad) Henri (1865-1929) ; Kenneth Hayes Miller (1876-1952) ; George Brandt Bridgman (1865-1943) ;
Work: Military service (1917-1918), Camouflage Corps of the Navy during World War I ; Worked as an illustrator for the New York World Sunday Magazine, New York, NY, New York Times, New York, NY, The Bookman, New York, NY and The Theatre Magazine ; Character sketches of John Barrymore, Elsie Janis, Eddie Cantor, Eugene O’Neill, Robert Benchley and Heywood Broun ; American Battle Monuments Commission, Honolulu, HW, mural commission (1960) ;
Taught: Minneapolis School of Art, Minneapolis, MN (1921-1923) ; Art Students’ League of New York, NY (1923) ; Corcoran School of Art, Washington, DC (1935) ; Goucher College, Towson, MD (1937-1960) ;
Member: Virginia State Art Commission, VA ; American Society of Painters, Sculptors and Engravers, New York, NY ; Washington Society of Artists, Washington, DC ;
Exhibited with: Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL (1925) ; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA ; Corcoran Gallery, Washington, DC (biennels, solo retrospective 1963) ;
Awards: Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, Tuthill Prize (1925) ;