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Jonas Lie (American, 1880-1940) Manhattan

Jonas Lie (American, 1880-1940) ManhattanJonas Lie (American, 1880-1940) Manhattan

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Lot #: 700
Jonas Lie (American, 1880-1940) Manhattan
Sgn. Lower right, Jonas Lie. Oil/canvas. Jonas Lie was a Norwegian-born artist who received great acclaim for his luminous renderings of New York City. Influenced by Monet’s use of color and light, his unique merging of Impressionism, with a bold, painterly realism, was admired for its potency and vigor. In 1905, three of Lie’s works were exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy in the company of fellow artists Winslow Homer, Thomas Eakins, William Merritt Chase, and Mary Cassatt. Lie was also actively involved in mounting the famous 1913 Armory Show, where four of his own paintings were shown. Lie was quoted as saying, “Art is not an emotional expression; it is a controlled expression of an emotion.” This painting of Manhattan, by Jonas Lie, by descent of Emily Sibley Watson, founder of The Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester, NY. She was the daughter and daughter-in-law of Western Union co-founders Hiram Sibley & Don Alonzo Watson. Emily was fortunate enough to sail the world wi
36" x 42"
Sibley-Watson Estate.
Excellent, original untouched condition and frame. Areas of craquelure.
Auction Date
Mar 23, 2013

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