Medium

Jonas Lie was born in Norway, came to the United States at the age of thirteen via Paris, studied art in New York City, and by his early forties was one of the best-known landscape painters of his time. In 1906, a brief trip to Paris brought him under the influence of Claude Monet and from this point onward Lie became known for his colorful Impressionistic scenes of Europe, the mountains and valleys of the Adirondacks and the harbors of New England, where he spent his summers. Lie enjoyed great success as an artist and established himself as an important figure in the art circles of his day. He won a silver medal at the St. Louis Exposition in 1904, was awarded the Hallgarten Prize at the National Academy in 1914 and one year later earned a silver medal at the Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco. He was a member of the Century Club, became a National Academician in 1925, serving as President from 1934 to 1939, and was also a founding member of the Association of American Painters and Sculptors, which coordinated the controversial Armory Show of 1913 held in New York City. Lie exhibited with the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts from 1903 to 1940 and with the Corcoran Gallery biennials from 1907 to 1939, and in Boston, he showed with the Copley Society, the Boston Art Club and in the 1920s Vose Galleries held several successful exhibitions of his work.

Today Lie’s work can be found in the permanent collections of several leading museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Detroit Museum of Art and the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester, New York, many of which acquired his paintings during the artist’s lifetime.

Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Exhibitions
2017
50 under FiftyAvery Galleries
2016
American Visions: 1870–1940, Works from the Bank of America CollectionMontclair Art Museum

Wharf in Winter, ca. 1920

Oil on linen
145 1/2 × 220 1/2 in
369.6 × 560.1 cm
Location
Montclair
Medium

Jonas Lie was born in Norway, came to the United States at the age of thirteen via Paris, studied art in New York City, and by his early forties was one of the best-known landscape painters of his time. In 1906, a brief trip to Paris brought him under the influence of Claude Monet and from this point onward Lie became known for his colorful Impressionistic scenes of Europe, the mountains and valleys of the Adirondacks and the harbors of New England, where he spent his summers. Lie enjoyed great success as an artist and established himself as an important figure in the art circles of his day. He won a silver medal at the St. Louis Exposition in 1904, was awarded the Hallgarten Prize at the National Academy in 1914 and one year later earned a silver medal at the Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco. He was a member of the Century Club, became a National Academician in 1925, serving as President from 1934 to 1939, and was also a founding member of the Association of American Painters and Sculptors, which coordinated the controversial Armory Show of 1913 held in New York City. Lie exhibited with the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts from 1903 to 1940 and with the Corcoran Gallery biennials from 1907 to 1939, and in Boston, he showed with the Copley Society, the Boston Art Club and in the 1920s Vose Galleries held several successful exhibitions of his work.

Today Lie’s work can be found in the permanent collections of several leading museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Detroit Museum of Art and the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester, New York, many of which acquired his paintings during the artist’s lifetime.

Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Exhibitions (2)