Harold Haydon

American, 1909 - 1994


Harold Emerson Haydon was born in 1909 in Fort William, Ontario, Canada. He came to Chicago with his family in 1917 and became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1941. Haydon 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 became a Professor of Art at the University of Chicago from 1944-1975 and later taught as an instructor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago from 1975-1981. From 1975-1982, Haydon also taught as an Adjunct Professor of Fine Arts at Indiana University .

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

  • Haydon 9495
    Seated Nude with Hand Mirror, 1952
    Oil on Masonite, in original frame
    23 1/2 x 29 1/2 inches

    Signed and dated Harold Haydon, 18-IX-52, lower left; signed, titled and dated on reverse.

    #9495
  • Haydon 9074
    Untitled (The Red Robe), 1952
    Oil on Masonite, in original frame
    13 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches

    Signed and dated Harold Haydon, 11-VIII-52 upper left.

    #9074
  • Haydon 9498
    Untitled (Woman and Chair), 1952
    Oil on Masonite
    20 x 16 inches

    Signed and dated Harold Haydon 27-VII-52, upper right.

    #9498
  • Haydon 9104
    Untitled (Nudes with Red Blanket), 1952
    Oil on Masonite
    20 x 16 inches

    Signed and dated Harold Haydon, 27-VII-52, lower right.

    #9104
  • Haydon 9172
    Untitled (Three Nudes), 1949
    Oil on canvas
    30 x 24 inches

    Signed and dated Harold Haydon 3-IV-49, upper left.

    #9172
  • Haydon 8829
    Untitled (Nude in an Interior), 1952
    Oil on Masonite
    10 1/4 x 9 inches

    Signed and dated Harold Haydon 8-VII-52, upper right.

    #8829
  • Haydon 9031
    Untitled (Drinks Basket, Afternoon Cocktails), 1950
    Oil on paper
    4 1/2 x 6 inches

    Signed and dated H. Haydon 9-IX-50, lower center.

    #9031
  • Haydon 9638
    Mural Studies (Four Panels) Study for Pickering College Mural, Newmarket, Ontario, ca. 1934
    Oil on canvas
    53 1/4 x 19 3/4 inches
    #9638
  • Haydon 8840
    Window, 1982
    Oil on canvas
    16 x 20 inches

    Signed and dated Harold Haydon 1-VIII-82, lower right; signed and titled on reverse.

    #8840
  • Haydon 9169
    Windows, 1950
    Oil on canvas
    24 x 30 inches

    Signed and dated Harold Haydon 22-VII-50, upper left; signed, titled and dated on reverse.

    #9169
  • Haydon 8740
    Strawberry, 1947
    Oil on board
    11 x 9 inches

    Signed and dated Harold Haydon, 24-VII-47 lower left; signed and titled on reverse.

    #8740
  • Haydon 8739
    Tiger Lily, 1947
    Oil on board
    10 x 8 inches

    Signed and dated Harold Haydon, 2-III-47 lower left; signed and titled on reverse.

    #8739
  • Haydon 9531
    Untitled (Figure- Color Fields), 1940
    Oil on canvas
    17 x 21 inches

    Estate stamped and dated 8-III-40 on reverse.

    #9531
  • Haydon 9170
    Crowd, 1950
    Oil on canvas
    24 x 30 inches

    Signed and dated Harold Haydon, 8-VIII-50 lower center; titled on reverse.

    #9170
  • Haydon 9511
    Spring Freshet Running Under Snow, Calais, VT, 1956
    Oil on canvas board, in artist’s original frame
    12 x 9 inches

    Signed and dated Harold Haydon, 2-V-56 lower left; signed, dated and titled on reverse.

    #9511
  • Haydon 8985
    Untitled (Palms), 1939
    Oil on paper
    4 1/2 x 6 inches

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

    #8985
  • Haydon 9038 ur
    Untitled (Abstraction), 1950
    Oil on paper
    4 1/2 x 6 inches

    Signed and dated Harold Haydon, 9-IX-50 lower left.

    #9038
  • Haydon 9039 ur
    Untitled (Landscape), 1950
    Oil on paper
    4 1/2 x 6 inches

    Signed and dated Harold Haydon, 9-IX-50 lower right.

    #9039
  • Haydon 8566
    Untitled (Blue Abstration), 1952
    Oil on Masonite
    6 x 5 inches

    Signed and dated Harold Haydon, 6-VII-1952, at corners.

    #8566
  • Haydon 8832
    Untitled (Fire), 1951
    Oil on board
    14 x 10 inches

    Signed and dated Harold Haydon, 10-VIII-51 lower right.

    #8832
  • Haydon 9071
    Untitled (Abstraction), 1957
    Oil on canvas board
    16 x 12 inches

    Signed and dated Harold Haydon, 15-III-57 lower right; titled on reverse.

    #9071
  • Haydon 8945
    Sick Moon, 1950
    Oil on board
    8 x 10 inches

    Signed and dated Harold Haydon 30-VII-50, lower right; titled on reverse.

    #8945
  • Haydon 8962
    Jet Sky Patterns, Calais, VT, 1956
    Oil on board
    8 x 10 inches

    Signed and dated Harold Haydon, 2-V-56 lower center; signed, titled and dated on reverse.

    #8962
  • 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 8744 ur
    City Canyon, Spring, 1953
    Oil on Masonite
    20 x 16 inches

    Signed, dated Harold Haydon, 16-I-53, upper right;

    Titled on reverse

    #8744
  • 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 9041 ur
    Doorways & Windows, 1951
    Oil on paper
    4 1/2 x 6 inches

    Signed and dated Harold Haydon, 9-VIII-51 upper left; titled on reverse.

    #9041
  • Haydon 9154 ur
    Moon Through Window, 1950
    Oil on paper
    4 1/2 x 6 inches

    Signed and dated Harold Haydon, 23-VII-50 lower center; titled on reverse.

    #9154
  • Haydon 9047 ur
    Red Birches, 1951
    Oil on paper
    4 1/2 x 6 inches

    Signed and dated Harold Haydon, 4-VIII-51 lower center; titled on reverse.

    #9047
  • 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 and dated Harold Haydon, 1931 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 8752 ur
    Catnap on the Serape, 1960
    Oil on canvas board, in original frame
    9 x 12 inches

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

    #8752
  • 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 8986
    Ile de France (Shark), 1937
    Oil on paper
    4 1/2 x 6 inches

    Signed and dated H. Haydon, Aug. 1937; titled on reverse.

    #8986
  • Haydon 9512
    Untitled (Swimmer), 1961
    Oil on canvas board
    8 x 10 inches

    Signed and dated Harold Haydon, 9-VIII-61 lower left.

    #9512
  • 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 9494
    Untitled (Male Bathers at the Beach), 1961
    Oil on Masonite
    24 x 30 inches

    Signed and dated Harold Haydon, 1-IX-61 lower left.

    #9494
  • Haydon 8822
    Untitled (Beach Scene), ca. 1940s
    Oil on board
    6 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches
    #8822
  • Haydon 8823
    Untitled (Beach Scene), ca. 1940s
    Oil on board
    7 3/4 x 10 1/4 inches
    #8823
  • Haydon 8824
    Untitled (Beach Scene), ca. 1940s
    Oil on board
    7 3/4 x 10 inches
    #8824
  • Haydon 8933 ur
    Untitled (Beach Scene), ca. 1940s
    Oil on board
    6 1/2 x 9 inches
    #8933
  • 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 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 9144 ur
    Departure, 1952
    Oil on Masonite
    40 x 18 inches

    Signed and dated Harold Haydon, 15-IX-52 lower right; titled on reverse.

    #9144
  • Haydon 9012
    En Route to VT, Hotel Room, 1945
    Oil on paper
    6 x 4 1/2 inches

    Signed, dated H. Haydon II-VIII-45, upper left; titled on reverse.

    #9012
  • Haydon 8828
    Odysseus Ashore, 1952
    Oil on Masonite
    10 x 7 inches

    Signed, dated Harold Haydon, 3-VII-52 lower left; signed and titled on reverse.

    #8828
  • 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 8813
    Untitled (Couple Seated at a Table), 1952
    Oil on Masonite
    8 x 10 inches

    Signed, dated Harold Haydon 19-VIII-52, upper right.

    #8813
  • Haydon 9027
    Pacific Palisades, Cal. (Beach Scene), 1949
    Oil on paper
    4 1/2 x 6 inches

    Signed and dated Harold Haydon, 3-VII-49 lower right; titled on reverse.

    #9027
  • Haydon 8940
    Two Reclining Nudes (Sketch for Bathers), 1950
    Oil on board
    6 1/4 x 9 3/4 inches

    Signed and dated Harold Haydon, 4-VII-50 lower right.

    #8940
  • Haydon 9163
    Untitled (Burlesque), ca. 1950s
    Oil on Masonite
    18 x 14 inches

    Estate stamped on reverse.

    #9163
  • Haydon 8968
    Untitled (Two Bathers), ca. 1950s
    Oil on canvas board
    10 x 8 inches
    #8968
  • 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 9105
    Antique Muse, 1953
    Oil on Masonite
    20 x 16 inches

    Signed and dated Harold Haydon, 6-VIII-53 upper right; signed and titled on reverse.

    #9105
  • Haydon 9063
    Untitled (Two Nudes), 1952
    Oil on Masonite
    12 x 9 inches

    Signed and dated Harold Haydon, 7-VII-52 lower left.

    #9063
  • 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
  • Haydon 6190
    Untitled (Green Porch), 1931
    Oil on board
    11 1/2 x 8 inches

    Estate stamped on reverse.

    #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
  • Haydon 8929
    Painting in Bed (Lake House, Interior) , 1931
    Oil on board
    8 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches

    Signed and dated Harold Haydon 1931, lower right.

    #8929
  • 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 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
  • 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.

    #9004
  • 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 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 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 8723
    Untitled (Study for “Sunrise”), 1931
    Ink on board
    11 x 14 inches

    Signed, dated Harold Haydon, 1931 lower right

    #8723
  • Haydon 8868
    Untitled (Dancers), 1950
    Ink on paper
    11 1/2 x 9 inches

    Signed, dated Harold Haydon, 17-X-50 upper right.

    #8868
  • Haydon 8869
    Untitled (Dancers), 1950
    Ink on paper
    11 1/2 x 9 inches

    Signed, dated Harold Haydon, 17-X-50 upper right.

    #8869
  • Haydon 10670
    The Bathers, ca. 1954
    Graphite on paper
    18 x 23 3/4 inches

    Signed Harold Haydon, lower center; titled lower left.

    #10670
  • Haydon 13545
    Figure Study (Portrait of a Young Man), ca. 1940
    Charcoal on paper
    11 x 10 inches
    #13545
  • Haydon 10685
    Figure Study (Standing Nude- Bather), 1952
    Charcoal on paper
    22 1/2 x 15 1/2 inches

    Signed and dated Harold Haydon 4-1X-52, lower left.

    #10685
  • Haydon 10640
    Figure Study (Standing Nude), 1946
    Graphite on paper
    16 1/2 x 13 3/4 inches

    Signed and dated Harold Haydon 2-I-46, lower right.

    #10640
  • Haydon 11474
    Figure Study (Seated Nude), ca. 1945
    Ink on paper
    24 x 15 inches
    #11474
  • Haydon 11486
    Figure Study (Seated Nude), ca. 1945
    Ink on paper
    24 x 18 inches
    #11486
  • Haydon 11493
    Figure Study (Seated Nude), ca. 1945
    Ink on paper
    18 x 24 inches
    #11493
  • Haydon 11427 ur
    Figure Study (Seated Nude), ca. 1945
    Ink and Charcoal on paper
    24 x 18 inches
    #11427
  • Haydon 11753
    Figure Study (Reclining Nude, Legs), ca. 1951
    Charcoal on paper
    19 x 12 inches
    #11753
  • Haydon 11009
    Figure Study (Standing Male), 1951
    Graphite on paper
    19 x 12 1/2 inches

    Dated 17-VIII-51, lower right.

    #11009
  • Haydon 9571
    Figure Study (Seated Male) , ca. 1930s
    Pastel and charcoal on paper
    24 x 18 inches

    Signed Harold Haydon lower right

    #9571
  • 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 8673
    Figure Study (Standing Nude), ca. 1930s
    Charcoal on paper
    18 x 12 inches
    #8673
  • Haydon 8651
    Figure Study (Standing Nude, Back), ca. 1930s
    Charcoal on paper
    18 x 12 inches
    #8651
  • Haydon 9156
    Untitled (Figure), ca, 1950s
    Wire
    7 1/2 x 7 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches
    #9156

Harold Emerson Haydon was born in 1909 in Fort William, Ontario, Canada. He came to Chicago with his family in 1917 and became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1941. Haydon 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 became a Professor of Art at the University of Chicago from 1944-1975 and later taught as an instructor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago from 1975-1981. From 1975-1982, Haydon also taught as an Adjunct Professor of Fine Arts at Indiana University .

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

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