Palmer Cole (Hedgeman) Hayden
(1890 - 1973)
Palmer Cole (Hedgeman) Hayden was active/lived in New York, Maine / France. Palmer Hayden is known for figure, ethnic urban genre-view painting.
Biography Palmer Cole (Hedgeman) Hayden
"I decided to paint to support my love of art, rather than have art support me." — Palmer Hayden quoted in Nora Holt, "Painter Palmer Hayden Symbolizes John Henry," New York Times, 1 Feb. 1947.
Palmer Hayden was an artist whose association with the Harlem Renaissance was more spiritual than stylistic. Born on January 15, 1890, in Widewater, Virginia, to Nancy and John Hedgeman, Hayden was christened Peyton Cole Hedgeman, but later changed his name to Palmer Hayden, the name he signed on all of his works. Hayden's interest in drawing began during his childhood.
His first formal contact with art did not occur, however, until his enlistment in the army during World War I, when he enrolled in a drawing correspondence cours
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