Hezekiah Anthony Dyer (1872 - 1943)
Watch Hill, Rhode Island, 1927
Mixed media on paper on board
12 x 16 inches
Signed, dated, and inscribed at lower left: To Mary / - H. A. Dyer / Watch Hill ‘27
Hezekiah Anthony Dyer is best remembered as a landscape painter and lecturer. He was born in Providence, Rhode Island on October 23, 1872 and studied in both Holland and France. Dyer was an active member of the Providence Art Club; Providence Watercolor Club; Boston Society of Water Color Painters; American Federation of Arts; and the Newport Art Association.
Dyer was a leading figure among Rhode Island artists. He joined the Providence Art Club in 1895 after graduating from Brown. By 1905 he was president and remained in that office until 1914. In 1896 Dyer became one of the five original founders of the Providence Watercolor Club along with other pioneer artists Sydney Burleigh and Stacy Tolman. He later served as the club’s president and was a member of the Boston Art Club, as well as the Boston Watercolor Society
Today Dyer’s work is part of the permanent collections of the Corcoran Gallery in Washington D.C., the Rhode Island School of Design, the Fall River Public Library, Brown University, the Rhode Island Historical Society, as well as at the Providence Art Club among others.
His address in 1897 was 154 Power Street, Providence, Rhode Island. His address in 1929 was 170 Blackstone Boulevard, Providence, Rhode Island.