Manchester, Connecticut

Cheney Paintings

Information about some of these paintings can be found on the Manchester Historical Society's web site. Click "More" to read more about the paintings.
Many thanks to Dick Jenkins for his photo contributions.

Miss Mary Cheney's Garden #2


Along the Dock

Portsmouth 20" x 30" est, c 1939-1940

Vitrine, 1921
Oil on canvas 24" x 36"

Cheney painted this while visiting his sister in Santa Barbara. This painting was exhibited in New York at The Babcock Galleries circa 1921-1922.


Monticilo Valley, California 1915
Oil on canvas 24" x 36"

According to his friends, one of Cheney's first attempts at impressionism.


Garden Pool with Green Jar, 1943

By the early 1940's Cheney was advised to spend the winter months in warmer climates due to concerns with his health. Cheney spent time with his sister in Boerne, TX where his artistic process shifted and he incorporated more rich colors.


Mrs. Clifford Cheney, 1919
Oil on canvas 36" x 30"

This is one of many paintings Cheney did of the Cheney Homestead. This painting is of Cheney’s sister-in-law reading by window in the Homestead.


York Village, Kittery, Maine, 1937
Oil on canvas 24" x 30"

In 1930 Cheney bought a house in Kittery, ME. He fell in love with the small coastal town.


"Woman With Parrot" esc, c 1907-1910

Cheney was an art student in Paris when he painted this portrait. It originally hung at the Lincoln Center, and in 2010 Eric Prause a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission, paid to have it restored. He had sat through numbers PZC meetings at the Lincoln Center and was concerned about the condition of the painting.

Hailing's Hill - Winter, 1922

New So. Manchester

Cat Sleeping on a Rush Chair
Oil on canvas 24" x 24"

No matter where he lived, Cheney always had a cat by his side.


Cactus, circa 1925
Oil on canvas 24" x 30"

Due to his asthma and tuberculosis, Cheney spent a lot of winters in warm, dry climates. He frequented the Southwest spending time in California, Texas and New Mexico.


Mary Cheney's Garden, 1937

Cheney was an avid gardener.
He loved flowers and landscapes and used them as primary subjects for his paintings.


St. Mary's Churchyard