Jonas Lie (1880 – 1940)

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Setting Sail

Jonas Lie was a Norwegian-born painter who matured in America. He often depicted the sea, channels, and ships with dramatic perspective and powerful use of color.

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Harbor Sails 1920’s

When asked how to say his name, he told The Literary Digest “The correct pronunciation of my name is yonas lee. Although I have adopted the anglicized pronunciation of Jonas in this country, Lie, however, is pronounced lee in Scandinavia, and I have insisted upon it in English also.” (Charles Earle Funk, What’s the Name, Please?, Funk & Wagnalls, 1936.)

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Birches 1903

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