(1845 - 1890)
Oliver Ingraham Lay was active/lived in New York, Connecticut / Europe. Oliver Lay is known for portrait and genre painting.
Biography Oliver Lay
Portrait and genre painter Oliver Ingraham Lay was born in 1845 in New York City, and his career, which began when he returned from Europe in 1860, is associated with New York City, New Rochelle and Stratford, Connecticut.
His portraits include those of painter Winslow Homer, Henry A. Ferguson,
Cyrus W. Field and actor Edwin Booth in 1883 in the role of Hamlet. Also a painter of genre pictures, they include The Two Friends and Watching the Snow.
Lay studied with Thomas Hicks, and at Cooper Institute and the National Academy of Design "where he spent an unusually long period in the antique (1860-70) and life (1862-69) classes." (Davis, 349) In 1876, he was elected an Associate of the National Academy. Displaying 750 of 1237 characters.