Harold Haydon

American, 1909 - 1994


Harold Emerson Haydon was born in Fort William, Ontario, Canada in 1909. Haydon came to Chicago with his family in 1917 and became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1941. He attended the University of Chicago Lab School and the University of Chicago, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in Philosophy. He also studied at the Art Institute of Chicago in the early 1930s. Haydon was a Professor of Art at the University of Chicago from 1944-1975 and was an instructor at the Art Institute of Chicago from 1975-1981. He also taught as an Adjunct Professor of Fine Arts at Indiana University from 1975-1982.

Harold Haydon served as the longtime art critic of the Chicago Sun-Times from 1963-1985. He died in Chicago in 1994. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of these artworks benefits the scholarship fund of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

  • Haydon 8752 ur

    Catnap on the Serape, 1960
    Oil on canvas board
    9 x 12 inches

    Signed, dated Harold Haydon, 21-VIII-60 upper right;
    Signed, titled and dated on reverse

    #8752
  • Haydon 8759

    Pickering Orchard, 1933
    Oil on canvas, in original frame
    22 x 26 inches

    Signed and dated Harold Haydon, 1933 lower right; titled on reverse.

    #8759
  • Haydon 8756

    Michigan Avenue, 1952
    Oil on Masonite
    28 x 18 inches

    Signed and dated Harold Haydon, 26-VIII-52 upper right; signed and titled on reverse.

    #8756
  • Haydon 6164

    Street Night Lights, 1950
    Oil on Masonite
    20 x 16 inches

    Signed and dated Harold Haydon, 2-III-50 lower center.

    #6164
  • Haydon 8585

    Untitled (City Street), ca. 1956
    Oil on Masonite
    6 x 8 inches
    #8585
  • Haydon 8737

    Fuzzy Neon, 1950
    Oil on board
    8 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches

    Signed and dated Harold Haydon, 2-VIII-50 lower center; signed, titled and dated on reverse.

    #8737
  • Haydon 6182

    New England Village, 1950
    Oil on Masonite
    16 x 19 inches

    Signed and dated Harold Haydon, 27-VIII-50 upper left.

    #6182
  • Haydon 6167

    Untitled (Candy), 1931
    Oil on board
    7 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches

    Signed Harold Haydon and dated on reverse.

    #6167
  • Haydon 8580

    Untitled (Still Life with Stove Top), ca. 1930s
    Oil on board
    7 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches
    #8580
  • Haydon 8825

    Bread and Butter, 1953
    Oil on Masonite
    8 x 10 inches

    Signed and dated Harold Haydon, 8-VII-53 upper right; signed and titled on reverse.

    #8825
  • Haydon 8753

    Untitled (Still Life 2), 1961
    Oil on board
    12 x 9 inches

    Signed and dated Harold Haydon, 30-VIII-61 upper right.

    #8753
  • Haydon 8751

    Cat on a Rag Rug, 1950
    Oil on board
    8 x 10 inches

    Signed and dated Harold Haydon, 10-VIII-50 upper right; titled on reverse.

    #8751
  • Haydon 8852

    Gold Fish and Water Lilies, 1950
    Oil on board
    14 x 14 inches

    Signed and dated Harold Haydon, 10-VIII-50 upper right; titled on reverse.

    #8852
  • Haydon 8858

    Ice Floes, 1961
    Oil on canvas board
    18 x 24 inches

    Signed Harold Haydon and dated lower left; signed, titled and dated on reverse.

    #8858
  • Haydon 8826

    The Roller Coaster, 1956
    Oil on Masonite
    8 x 10 inches

    Signed and dated Harold Haydon, 14-V-56 lower right; signed, titled and dated on reverse.

    #8826
  • Haydon 8592

    In Between, 1950
    Oil on board
    8 x 10 inches

    Signed and dated Harold Haydon, 25-VII-50 lower right; titled lower right and on reverse.

    #8592
  • Haydon 8569 ur

    Ile de France, 1939
    Oil on board, in original frame
    4 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches

    Signed, titled and dated H. Haydon, Aug. 1939 on reverse.

    #8569
  • Haydon 8593 ur

    Summertime, Vermont, 1950
    Oil on Masonite
    5 x 7 inches

    Signed and dated Harold Haydon, 14-XIII-50 lower left; signed, titled and dated on reverse.

    #8593
  • Haydon 6185

    Untitled (Standing Figure in Vermont Landscape), 1946
    Oil on paper, in original frame
    4 1/2 x 6 inches

    Signed and dated Harold Haydon, 23-VII-46 lower left.

    #6185
  • Haydon 8577

    Untitled (Street Scene) , 1990
    Oil on canvas board, in original frame
    10 x 8 inches

    Signed and dated Harold Haydon, 18-VII-90 lower right.

    #8577
  • Haydon 8578

    Untitled (City Street with Figures), 1968
    Oil on Masonite, in original frame
    8 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches

    Signed and dated Harold Haydon, 27-XI-68 lower right.

    #8578
  • Haydon 8591

    Untitled (Figure), 1975
    Oil on board
    8 3/4 x 12 inches

    Signed and dated Harold Haydon, 9-XI-75 lower right.

    #8591
  • Haydon 8814

    Untitled (Figures in a City Street), 1968
    Oil on Masonite, in original frame
    8 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches

    Signed and dated Harold Haydon, 24-XI-68 lower right.

    #8814
  • Haydon 8815

    Untitled (Figures in a City Street), 1968
    Oil on Masonite, in original frame
    8 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches

    Signed and dated Harold Haydon, 27-XI-68 lower center.

    #8815
  • Haydon 8831

    Children Playing on the Beach, 1954
    Oil on Masonite, in original frame
    10 x 8 inches

    Signed and dated Harold Haydon, 26-VII-54 lower center; signed and titled on reverse.

    #8831
  • Haydon 8819

    Boy on the Beach, 1954
    Oil on Masonite, in original frame
    8 x 6 inches

    Signed and dated Harold Haydon, 26-VII-54 lower center; signed and titled on reverse.

    #8819
  • Haydon 9107

    Horse on the Shore, 1952
    Oil on Masonite, in original frame
    16 x 20 inches

    Signed and dated Harold Haydon, 10-VIII-52 lower right; signed and titled on reverse.

    #9107
  • Haydon 8817

    The Lifeguard, 1952
    Oil on Masonite
    9 x 6 inches

    Signed and dated Harold Haydon, 2-VII-52 lower left; titled on reverse.

    #8817
  • Haydon 8818

    Untitled (Bathers), 1952
    Oil on Masonite
    9 x 6 inches

    Signed and dated Harold Haydon, 9-VII-52 lower left.

    #8818
  • Haydon 8830

    The Phaeacian Beach, 1952
    Oil on Masonite, in original frame
    10 x 8 inches

    Signed and dated Harold Haydon, 28-VII-52 lower center; signed and titled on reverse.

    #8830
  • Haydon 8821

    The Models, 1956
    Oil on Masonite
    9 x 12 inches

    Signed and dated Harold Haydon, 16-V-56 lower right; signed, titled and dated on reverse.

    #8821
  • Haydon 8816

    Untitled (Beach Scene), 1954
    Oil on canvas board, in original frame
    8 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches

    Signed and dated Harold Haydon, 29-VIII-54 lower center.

    #8816
  • Haydon 5283 trans

    Site of the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, Chicago (Al Capone vs. the George "Bugs" Moran North Side Gang), 1931
    Oil on canvas
    16 x 20 inches

    Signed Harold Haydon lower right; estate stamped and numbered on reverse.

    #5283
  • Haydon 8750 ur

    Trees in the City, ca. 1940
    Oil on board
    8 x 8 inches

    Signed Harold Haydon lower right.

    #8750
  • Haydon 8587 ur

    Untitled (Truck and Rooftops), 1931
    Oil on board
    9 1/4 x 12 inches

    Signed and dated Harold Haydon, 1931 lower left.

    #8587
  • 6190 haydon 6190

    Untitled (Green Porch), 1931
    Oil on board
    11 1/2 x 8 inches
    #6190
  • Haydon 8754

    Untitled (Clothesline), 1931
    Oil on board
    9 x 12 inches

    Signed with initials H.H. and dated lower right.

    #8754
  • Haydon 8581 ur

    Untitled (Window), ca. 1930s
    Oil on Masonite
    8 x 8 1/4 inches
    #8581
  • 6170 haydon 6170

    Untitled (Four Windows), 1931
    Oil on board
    8 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches

    Signed Harold Haydon and dated on reverse.

    #6170
  • Haydon 6171

    Untitled (Cloud, Tall Building), 1931
    Oil on board
    9 x 12 inches

    Signed Harold Haydon on reverse.

    #6171
  • 6173 haydon 6173

    Untitled (City Backyards II), 1931
    Oil on board
    12 x 9 inches

    Signed with initials H.H. and dated lower left.

    #6173
  • Haydon 8565

    Untitled (Bather) , 1956
    Oil on Masonite
    7 x 5 inches

    Signed and dated Harold Haydon, 5-VI-56 upper center.

    #8565
  • Haydon 6179

    Untitled (Man in Boat), ca. 1932
    Oil on board
    8 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches
    #6179
  • Haydon 6219

    Untitled (Artist by Shore), ca. 1940
    Oil on paper
    8 1/2 x 12 inches

    Estate stamped on reverse.

    #6219
  • Haydon 6217

    Untitled (Blue Lake and Hills), 1931
    Oil on paper
    7 x 9 inches

    Signed Harold Haydon and dated lower right; signed and dated on reverse.

    #6217
  • Haydon 6201

    Untitled (Island Lake at Sunrise), 1933
    Oil on board
    10 x 14 inches

    Estate stamped on reverse.

    #6201
  • 6222 haydon 6222

    Untitled (Purple Water & Hill - Sunrise), ca. 1931
    Oil on board
    9 1/2 x 15 inches

    Estate stamped on reverse.

    #6222
  • Haydon 8809

    Untitled (Sunset), ca. 1930s
    Oil on board
    7 1/4 x 11 inches
    #8809
  • Haydon 9148

    Chicago (House Plants), 1939
    Oil on paper, in original frame
    4 1/2 x 6 inches

    Signed and dated H. Haydon 1939, titled on reverse.

    #9148
  • Haydon 9004 ur

    Untitled (Hyde Park Boulevard), 1941
    Oil on paper
    4 7/16 x 5 3/4 inches

    Signed Harold Haydon and dated on reverse.

    #6207
  • Haydon 9026 ur

    Calais Sunset, Vermont, 1948
    Oil on paper
    4 1/2 x 6 inches

    Signed and dated Harold Haydon, 2-VIII-48 upper right; titled on reverse.

    #9026
  • Haydon 9033 ur

    Untitled (Sunset), 1950
    Oil on paper
    4 1/2 x 6 inches

    Signed and dated Harold Haydon, 8-VII-50.

    #9033
  • Haydon 6206

    Untitled (Bathers at Chicago Lake Front), 1941
    Oil on paper, in original frame
    4 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches

    Signed and dated H. Haydon, Sept. 1941 on reverse.

    #6206
  • Haydon 6208

    Untitled (Bathers at Beach - Lady in Pink), 1941
    Oil on paper, in original frame
    4 1/2 x 6 inches

    Signed and dated H. Haydon, June 1941 on reverse.

    #6208
  • Haydon 6209 ur

    Untitled (Shoppers), 1941
    Oil on paper, in original frame
    4 1/2 x 6 inches

    Signed and dated H. Haydon, Chicago, July, 1941 on reverse.

    #6209
  • 6210 haydon 6210 ur

    Untitled (Beach Scene), 1941
    Oil on paper, in original frame
    4 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches

    Signed and dated H. Haydon, July 1941 on reverse.

    #6210
  • Haydon 6211

    Untitled (Beach Scene), ca. 1941
    Oil on paper, in original frame
    4 1/2 x 6 inches

    Estate stamped and numbered on reverse.

    #6211
  • Haydon 9011

    14th Street Beach, Chicago, 1941-1942
    Oil on paper, in original frame
    4 1/2 x 6 inches

    Signed H. Haydon, titled and dated on reverse.

    #9011
  • Haydon 6212

    Untitled (Swimmers in Lake), 1941
    Oil on paper, in original frame
    4 1/2 x 6 inches

    Signed and dated H. Haydon July, 1941 on reverse.

    #6212
  • Haydon 8567

    Untitled (Beach Scene), ca. 1939
    Oil on paper, in original frame
    4 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches
    #8567
  • Haydon 8867

    Untitled (Figures), 1941
    Oil on paper, in original frame
    4 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches

    Signed and dated Harold Haydon July, 1941 on reverse.

    #8867
  • Haydon 6214

    Untitled (Figures at Beach), 1939
    Oil on paper, in original frame
    4 1/2 x 6 inches

    Dated July 10, 1939 on reverse.

    #6214
  • Haydon 6215

    Untitled (Figures at Chicago Beach), 1941
    Oil on paper, in original frame
    4 1/2 x 6 inches

    Dated on reverse.

    #6215
  • Haydon 6230 ur

    Untitled (Taxco, Mexico), 1939
    Oil on paper, in original frame
    4 1/2 x 6 inches

    Signed and dated H. Haydon Aug. 1939 on reverse.

    #6230
  • Haydon 8916

    Untitled (Abstraction), 1951
    Ink on paper
    12 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches

    Signed and dated Harold Haydon, 28-XII-51 lower center.

    #8916
  • Haydon 8917

    Untitled (Abstraction), 1951
    Ink on paper
    12 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches

    Signed and dated Harold Haydon, 28-XII-51 lower center.

    #8917
  • Haydon 8918

    Untitled (Abstraction), 1951
    Ink on paper
    12 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches

    Signed and dated Harold Haydon, 28-XII-51 lower center.

    #8918
  • Haydon 8686

    Figure Study (Seated Nude), ca. 1930s
    Pastel on paper
    18 x 12 inches
    #8686
  • Haydon 9572

    Figure Study (Kneeling Woman) , ca. 1930s
    Pastel on paper
    24 x 18 inches

    Signed Harold Haydon lower right.

    #9572
  • Haydon 8618

    Figure Study (Male), ca. 1930s
    Pastel on paper
    18 x 12 inches
    #8618
  • Haydon 9571

    Figure Study (Seated Male) , ca. 1930s
    Pastel and charcoal on paper
    24 x 18 inches

    Signed Harold Haydon lower right

    #9571
  • Haydon 8716

    Figure Study (Seated Male), ca. 1930
    Charcoal on paper
    18 x 12 inches
    #8716
  • Haydon 8682

    Figure Study (Standing Figure), Ca. 1930s
    Charcoal on paper
    18 x 12 inches
    #8682
  • Haydon 8712

    Figure Study (Standing Nude), ca. 1930s
    Charcoal on paper
    18 x 12 inches
    #8712
  • Haydon 8690

    Figure Study (Standing Figure), ca. 1930s
    Charcoal on paper
    18 x 12 inches
    #8690
  • Haydon 9578

    Figure Study (Standing Nude) , ca. 1930s
    Pastel and charcoal on paper
    24 x 18 inches
    #9578
  • Haydon 8617

    Figure Study (Male Torso), ca. 1930s
    Charcoal on paper
    18 x 12 inches
    #8617
  • Haydon 8594

    Figure Study (Standing Nude), ca. 1930s
    Charcoal on paper
    18 x 12 inches
    #8594
  • Haydon 8605

    Figure Study (Standing Nude), ca. 1930s
    Charcoal on paper
    18 x 12 inches
    #8605
  • Haydon 8651

    Figure Study (Standing Nude, Back), ca. 1930s
    Charcoal on paper
    18 x 12 inches
    #8651
  • Haydon 8673

    Figure Study (Standing Nude), ca. 1930s
    Charcoal on paper
    18 x 12 inches
    #8673
  • Haydon 8668

    Figure Study (Standing Male), ca. 1930s
    Charcoal on paper
    18 x 12 inches
    #8668
  • Haydon 8711

    Figure Study (Standing Nude), ca. 1930s
    Charcoal on paper
    18 x 12 inches
    #8711

Harold Emerson Haydon was born in Fort William, Ontario, Canada in 1909. Haydon came to Chicago with his family in 1917 and became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1941. He attended the University of Chicago Lab School and the University of Chicago, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in Philosophy. He also studied at the Art Institute of Chicago in the early 1930s. Haydon was a Professor of Art at the University of Chicago from 1944-1975 and was an instructor at the Art Institute of Chicago from 1975-1981. He also taught as an Adjunct Professor of Fine Arts at Indiana University from 1975-1982.

Harold Haydon served as the longtime art critic of the Chicago Sun-Times from 1963-1985. He died in Chicago in 1994. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of these artworks benefits the scholarship fund of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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