Boston Public Garden
oil on board, 9" x 12", signed lower right
Boston artist Polly Thayer was born into a prominent Beacon Hill Family. She studied at the Boston MFA, privately with Philip Hale, and in Provincetown with Charles Hawthorne and Hans Hofmann. She traveled and studied extensively maintaining Boston as her home. In 1929 she won the First Hallgarten Prize at the National Academy, an honor designated for American artists under age 35. She was represented by Vose Galleries, Doll and Richards, and exhibted at many more prominent galleries and organizations including the National Academy, the Guild of Boston Artists, the Copley Society, the Boston Art Club, and the Corcoran. Her works are in the permanent collections of many museums including the Boston MFA, the Pennsylvania Academy, the DeCordova, and the New Britain Museum.
Polly Thayer (1904 - 2006)

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