Hillside Saranac

Jonas Lie (1880–1940)


Oil on canvas

Gift of Sewell C. Biggs; 1996.11

Born in Norway, Jonas Lie grew up in Paris and moved to New Jersey, where he lived while studying at the Art Students League and National Academy of Design. He was elected a full member of the National Academy in 1925 and soon became its president. Although Lie worked in the impressionist style, he used bright, expressive colors, a loose brush stroke that visually simplified his subjects into basic shapes, and featured urban realist subjects of the working classes.