Summer Farmyard, Conway Massachusetts

This is an oriignal oil on canvas painting by American artist William Lester Stevens.  The scene is an old Farm in Summer located in Conway Mass where the artist lived.  The painting measures 25X30 inches, clearly signed lower right, "W. Lester Stevens N.A."   This painting circa 1940 is done with some areas of heavy impasto and bright colors. "Born in Rockport, Massachusetts, impressionist painter William Stevens lived and worked in the area for many years. In the later part of his life, he moved to Conway, Massachusetts.
His first art study was with Parker Perkins, and then he attended the Boston Museum School as a student of Edmund Tarbell, Frank Benson, Philip Hale and William Paxton.  He taught at Princeton and Boston Universities, and by 1964 had won more awards than any other living artist."