American, 1909 - 1994
Titled on reverse
Provenance: Estate of the Artist
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 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. He was a Professor of Art at the University of Chicago from 1944-1975 and at the Art Institute of Chicago from 1975-1981. He was also an Adjunct Professor of Fine Arts at Indiana University from 1975-1982.
In addition, Haydon served as the art critic of the Chicago Sun-Times from 1963-1985. He died in Chicago in 1994. The proceeds of these works benefit the scholarship fund of the Art Institute of Chicago.