Hezekiah Anthony Dyer

Hezekiah Anthony Dyer (1872-1943) was a well-known landscape painter and watercolorist from Providence, Rhode Island. He studied at Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design, later becoming a lecturer at both institutions. He traveled frequently in Europe, painting landscapes—including stunning alpine views—seascapes, and peasant and market scenes. Dyer also toured extensively in New England, including several sojourns on Nantucket, successfully marketing his scenic travel paintings to the Providence market. He was a prominent member of the Providence Art Club, the Providence Watercolor Club, the Boston Society of Watercolor Painters, the American Federation of Arts, and the Newport Art Association.Dyer espoused the school of the “Old-style English technique” of watercolor painting employing both gouache and transparent washes on grey and earth-toned watercolor sheets.

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