Oliver Ingraham Lay

born New York City 1845-died 1890
Media - 1967.7.2 - SAAM-1967.7.2_1 - 52849
Oliver Ingraham Lay, Self-Portrait, 1882, oil on canvas mounted on wood, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Given in memory of Charles Downing Lay and Laura Gill Lay by their children, 1967.7.2
Also known as
  • Oliver I. Lay
New York, New York, United States
  • American

Oliver Ingraham Lay studied at the Cooper Institute and the National Academy of Design, both in New York. For three years, he was a pupil of the portrait and landscape painter Thomas Hicks. Lay exhibited at the National Academy and became a member in 1876. He was best known for his portrait of General Grant, which hung at the United States Bank in New York.