Jan 3, 2019

Cleveland West Side, Hillside Houses

Cleveland West Side, Hillside Houses

c. 1914–17

August Biehle, Jr.

(American, 1885–1979)

Oil on board

71.1 x 100.3 cm (28 x 39 1/2 in.); 81.3 x 110.5 cm (32 x 43 1/2 in.)

John and Susan Horseman Collection 2018.306

Did you know?

This view of the Tremont neighborhood was made from the now-demolished Clark Avenue Bridge.


August Biehle Jr. was born and trained in Cleveland and studied further in Munich. While supporting himself in advertising and commercial work, he participated in a number of local exhibitions devoted to cutting-edge art at a time when there was little support. Cleveland West Side, Hillside Houses is his most significant early modern oil painting.

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