HEZEKIAH ANTHONY DYER(1872-1943)
Hezekiah Anthony Dyer is best known as a landscape painter and lecturer. He was born in Providence, Rhode Island on October 23, 1872 son of Elisha Dyer and Nancy A. (Viall) Dyer. He studied at the Rhode Island School of Design and also in Holland, France and Italy. Dyer was an active member of the Providence (Rhode Island) Art Club; Providence (Rhode Island) Watercolor Club; Boston Society of Water Color Painters; American Federation of Arts; and the Newport Art Association. In April 1897 he exhibited a watercolor “Meadow Banks”, at the Boston Art Club with his address listed as 154 Power Street, Providence, Rhode Island. Examples of his work include, “The Road that Leads them Home”, a watercolor, in the collection of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; “Marine”, at the Providence Art Club; “The Jungfrau”, a watercolor, which is part of the permanent collection Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island. Dyer’s watercolors are also located at Butler Hospital, Providence and the Rhode Island Historical Society.