Lovely 1930s watercolor of a figurative nude model by Roger Hayward (1899-1979)
Listed California / New Hampshire artist.
The color & shadows beautifully outline the relaxed model. Signed in red paint in the lower left corner.
Very good condition. Please note: someone has noted the artist name with sharpie on the glass. (easily removed)
Watercolor dimensions 7″ x 14″. Frame measures 13″ x 21″.
Born in Keene, New Hampshire, Roger Hayward was a painter of landscapes, figures, abstraction, and architectural subjects while working as a professional architect.
He graduated from the Boston Institute of Technology and then worked in Boston as an architect for the firm of Cram and Ferguson. In his spare time, he did watercolor painting and magazine illustrations, and had his first exhibition in 1922. In the late 1920s, he moved to Los Angeles and worked for Ernest Lundine, architect.
Hayward’s designs include the Los Angeles Stock Exchange and Doheny Library. While following this profession, he continued to paint and his subjects included desert landscape scenes from California and Arizona. He exhibited locally and died in Merced, California.
He was a member of the Pasadena Society of Artists, which he served as president in 1956.