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 9531

    Untitled (Figure- Color Fields), 1940
    Oil on canvas
    17 x 21 inches

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

    #9531
  • Haydon 9088

    Boomerangs, 1950
    Oil on Masonite, in original frame
    16 x 20 inches

    Signed and dated Harold Haydon, 29-VIII-50 upper right; titled on reverse.

    #9088
  • Haydon 9170 ur

    Crowd, 1950
    Oil on canvas
    24 x 30 inches

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

    #9170
  • 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 8741

    The Sorrowful Moon, 1950
    Oil on canvas
    11 x 14 inches

    Signed and dated Harold Haydon, 28-VIII-50 lower center; signed and titled on reverse.

    #8741
  • Haydon 8945

    Sick Moon, 1950
    Oil on canvas board
    8 x 10 inches

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

    #8945
  • 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 8770

    Hyacinths, 1933
    Oil on canvas
    20 x 16 inches

    Titled, inscribed and dated, Hyacinths, Pickering- 1933, on reverse.

    #8770
    SOLD
  • 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 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 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 9497

    Untitled (Thistle), 1952
    Oil on Masonite
    30 x 24 inches

    Signed and dated Harold Haydon, 21-VIII-52 lower left.

    #9497
  • 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 8949

    Untitled (Abstraction), 1950
    Oil on Masonite
    6 x 8 inches

    Signed and dated Harold Haydon, 20-XII-51 lower right.

    #8949
    SOLD
  • 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 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 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 9152 ur

    Untitled (Abstraction), 1951
    Oil on paper
    4 1/2 x 6 inches

    Signed and dated Harold Haydon, 16-VII-51 upper center.

    #9152
    SOLD
  • 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 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 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 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 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 8956

    The Comb, 1953
    Oil on Masonite
    10 x 8 inches

    Signed and dated Harold Haydon, 12-VI-53 lower left; titled on reverse.

    #8956
  • 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 9120

    Untitled (Bathers), 1952
    Oil on Masonite, in original frame
    18 x 17 inches

    Signed and dated Harold Haydon, 24-VII-52 lower left.

    #9120
    SOLD
  • 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 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
  • 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.

    #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 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 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 8860

    The Bathers, Study for Lithograph, 1954
    Charcoal on paper
    18 x 23 3/4 inches

    Signed and dated Harold Haydon, 14-V-54 lower right; titled lower left.

    #8860
  • 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 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
  • Haydon 10203

    Figure Study (Standing Nude), ca. 1930s
    Charcoal on paper
    18 x 12 inches
    #10203
  • Haydon 8670

    Figure Study (Standing Nude), ca. 1930s
    Charcoal on paper
    18 x 12 inches
    #8670

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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