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 Alfred Frederick William Hayward  (1856 - 1939)

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Lived/Active: New York/Ontario / United Kingdom/Canada/England      Known for: floral still life, landscape and portrait painting

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Alfred Frederick William Hayward ROI (1856 – 1939)

A well-known painter of flower pictures, Alfred F. W. Hayward (often signs A.F.W. Hayward) was born in Port Hope, Ontario; however in 1875 he went to art school in England and stayed there for the rest of his life. His home (since about 1919) and the place of his death was Hemingford Grey, a village in the county of Cambridgeshire (then Huntingdonshire), about 60 miles due north of London. (1) (2)

Hayward’s primary medium was oil on canvas. His most famous subjects were flowers, although he has done landscapes, portraits and other still lifes. His best-known style is Realism*, and AskART has some excellent illustrations.

His formal art education includes studies in London, England at the West London School of Art, the Royal Academy Schools, the British Museum, and with Frederick Brown (see AskART).

Hayward was elected a member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters* in 1903 and exhibited regularly with them from 1880 to 1939. He also exhibited with the Royal Academy*(frequently); Royal Society of Portrait Painters*; Royal Society of British Artists*; Royal Hibernian Academy*; Royal Society of Artists, Birmingham; Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers*; Royal Scottish Academy (frequently); Manchester City Art Galley; New Gallery, London (frequently); Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool (frequently); and the Fine Art Society (frequently). (3)

In Canada he exhibited with the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts* in 1888 and 1895; at the Toronto Industrial Exhibition (now Canadian National Exhibition) in 1895; and at the T. Eaton Company, Toronto in the 1910s. In 1930 his painting titled “Single Peony” was acquired by the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa and exhibited that year in their Annual Exhibition of Canadian Art. In France, he exhibited with the Paris Salon* from 1910; and in the USA with the National Academy of Design*, New York City in 1891. (4)

According to the Canadian Heritage Information Network* there are Alfred Hayward works in the permanent collections of the Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto), the Vancouver Art Gallery (B.C.), and the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa).
 
Footnotes:
1. According to The Dictionary of British Artists 1880 – 1940, Hayward’s other homes in England were London (c.1880); Winchester (c.1890); and Northwood, Middlesex (c.1908).

2. Hayward’s wife, Edith Hayward (nee Burrows), was also an artist, she exhibited with the Royal Academy* and with the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours*; and Hayward’s brother, Gerald S. Hayward (see AskART), was a painter of miniatures and a printmaker, the Smithsonian American Art Museum has three of his works in their collection.

3. Exhibition frequency is estimated based on total works shown. Our primary source for British exhibitions is The Dictionary of British Artists 1880 – 1940, which only indicates the number of works exhibited with a group or venue during the artist’s life, not the number of events or years. The Royal Society of British Artists, for example, is noted as 1 and the Manchester City Art Gallery as 5, on the other hand the Fine Art Society is noted as 39, New Gallery 55, the Royal Academy 66, and the Royal Institute of Oil Painters 133 (p. 238).

4. Benezit Dictionary of Artists, our source for Paris salons, only notes that Hayward had been exhibiting at the salons “since 1910”, it doesn’t say how many times there after. Several other sources note him exhibiting at the Paris salons, but they give no indication of dates or frequency.
 
Sources:
Benezit Dictionary of Artists (2006) (see AskART book references)
Biographical Index of Artists in Canada (2003), by Evelyn de Rostaing McMann (see AskART book references)
E. Benezit Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs, et Graveurs (1999) (see AskART book references)
A to Z of Canadian Art: Artists & Art Terms (1997), Blake McKendry (see AskART book references)
Royal Canadian Academy of Arts: Exhibitions and Members, 1880 – 1979 (1981), by Evelyn de R. McMann (see AskART book references)
The Dictionary of British Artists 1880 – 1940 (1976), edited by J. Johnson and A. Greutzner (see AskART book references)
The National Academy of Design Exhibition Record, 1861 – 1900” (1973), by Maria Naylor (see AskART book references)
Early Painters and Engravers in Canada (1970), by J. Russell Harper (see AskART book references)
The National Gallery of Canada: Catalogue of Paintings and Sculpture, Volume III (1960), by R.H. Hubbard (see AskART book references)
The Art Gallery of Ontario (T. Eaton exhibition source)
Canadian Heritage Information Network*
SIRIS* Smithsonian Institute Research Information System
Kevin Madill MFA, MLIS, Librarian, University of British Columbia

* For more in-depth information about these terms and others, see AskART.com Glossary http://www.askart.com/AskART/lists/Art_Definition.aspx.

Prepared and contributed by M.D. Silverbrooke.
 
 
 
 


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