Albert R. Thayer

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Albert R. Thayer (19 October 1878 - October 1965) was an American painter and etcher. Born in Concord, Massachusetts, he studied at the Boston Museum School and at the Art Students League in New York City. His teachers include Edmund Tarbell, Eric Page and Aldro Hibbard. He was a gifted teacher as well as oil painter and was a long-standing member of the Rockport Art Association, which he served as Treasurer.[1][2]

His work is included in the Museum Collection of the Rockport Art Association and was featured in a traveling exhibition titled 'Images of a New England Seacoast' 1900-1950. He provided the illustration for the American edition of a popular Christmas book, The Man at the Gate of the World. He also provided the illustrations for the book, The Mystery of Molly Mott. He is best known for marshy landscapes and harbour scenes, but he painted on occasion a Boston house that caught his fancy. His oil paintings seldom appear in art auctions with only a couple of sales in the past twelve years.

He painted a portrait of Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy.[3]


  1. ^ Miriam Lippincott (editor), Artists of the Rockport Art Association, 1980
  2. ^ Peter Hastings Falk (editor), Who Was Who in American Art,1985
  3. ^ Charles Higham, Rose: The Life and Times of Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, Pocket Books, 1995, p.43 [1]

External links[edit] The Artists Bluebook: Albert R. Thayer

Works by Albert Rufus Thayer[edit]