(1913 - 1994)
Harley Lyons was active/lived in New Jersey, North Dakota. Harley Lyons is known for landscape, portrait, wood carver-ducks.
Biography Harley Lyons
The following is submitted by Dan Curran, the artist's nephew:
Harley Lyons was an American impressionist, born in a grass sod house in Belfield, North Dakota. Son of a French Immigrant, he was part of a family that migrated to the Delaware Valley, New Jersey in the mid 1920s. While in England during World War II, Harley found himself painting portraits for the army brass.
Upon returning to the US after the war, Harley studied art in Philadelphia. He mentored under Nina W. Scull in the late 1940s and 1950s, and he traveled all over New England taking photographs and painting. He loved landscapes the most. Besides painting, he liked to carve decoys and make instruments out of wood.
He died of Parkinson's disease in 199
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