Evelyn Marie Allen Faherty (American/PA, NJ, 1919-2015) Impressionistic landscape of a covered bridge under a bright summer sun; an oil painting on a cigar box lid. Painted early 1980s. Signed lower right "faherty" and on verso "evelyn faherty". Latch still attached to the bottom of the painting from the cigar box. Sight: 7.75" H x 7.25" W. Unframed, but ready to hang as-is.
CONDITION: Very good. Minor normal wear and paint rubs on this rustic piece.
Artist Bio: Evelyn Faherty was born on September 20, 1919 in Wertsville, East Amwell, NJ to George W. Allen and Anna Laurina Hardenburg. With husband Stephen Faherty, Evelyn made her home in Hopewell, NJ before moving to “Partner’s Choice,” a farm in Pennington, NJ. After her husband died in 1995, Evelyn lived in Sarasota, FL and Yardley, PA.
Evelyn had direct ties to the Bucks County Impressionist Group. She studied and painted with Harry Leith-Ross and John F. Folinsbee while drawing her greatest inspiration from Edward W. Redfield. Her love of Hopewell Valley, the Delaware River/ Canal and Bucks County is reflected in her paintings. Painting an impressionistic plein-air style, Evelyn captured the essence of local landscapes, history and genre. Evelyn painted in watercolor and oil. Her paintings reside in collections around the world and paintings have been exhibited throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Evelyn is a highly listed artist, with holdings at the Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, the Smithsonian Institution American Art Museum, and National Portrait Gallery Library.
Lovely small format painting! Pairs beautifully with Faherty's Old Schoolhouse also available here.
Evelyn Marie Allen Faherty, Covered Bridge Oil Painting