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Jay Hall Connaway (American, 1893-1970) painting titled, "Green Mtns. - Winter," being a depiction of Mount Equinox, near Manchester, Vermont. Oil on masonite. Circa 1950s. Painting size: 18 inches x 24 inches. Signed lower right. Condition is excellent; also titled and signed on the reverse. Jay Connaway is best known as a teacher and painter of marine painting. He studied at the Art Students League, in New York City, under Chase and, in Paris, at the Academie Julian and the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. He became a member of the National Academy of Design, the Allied Artists of America and the Salmagundi Club. Connaway resided on Monhegan Island in Maine from 1931-1947, and there he ran a summer art school. In 1947, he took up residence in Dorset, Vermont, where he spent his summers until 1953, when he relocated to Pawlet, VT. He continued his art school until 1966. His paintings are in the permanent collections of many museums and institutions, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.