Harlem River (c. 1930) by Waldo Midgley


American, 1888-1986

Born in Salt Lake City, Midgley spent much of his life in New York City, where he was close friends with Robert Henri and members of the Ashcan School. He spent much of his career working as an Art Director for various national publications, where he nurtured the careers of other artists. His own fine art was diverse in subject, from sleeping animals in the Bronx Zoo to men working on the Empire State Building and, in this work, pastoral scenes of the now mostly disappeared rural life along the Harlem and Hudson Rivers.

Oil on Panel

13.5 x 20 in.