George Arthur Hays


Watercolor on paper adhered to mat board, 8 x 10 1/4 inches, signed on the back and inscribed "Old Peep Toad Mill / North S[cit]uate, RI / Aug. 5, 1914." The town name is hard to make out, but there is an old Peep Toad Mill in East Killingly, Connecticut, not far from the Rhode Island state line. Hays had a studio in Providence, RI, and is known for painting bucolic subjects.


This is an oil on artist's board by American artist George A Hays.  This scene of 4 cows resting on a summers day has an image size of 8X10 inches, signed lower left.  This painting has an early label from Providence Art Club on the back.  Also the date of 20 written on the back. Hays was best known for his Lanscapes with cattle.  He lived in New Hampshire and later in Providence RI. He was a member of the Providence Art Club, where he exhibited from 1888 to 1940; Society for Independent Artists, Copley Society, and Providence Watercolor Club.