By Kate Hesseldenz, Curator
Liberty Hall Historic Site owns eight Paul Sawyier paintings. Six of these were likely collected by Brown family members. Though not born in Frankfort, Paul Sawyier (1865-1917) and his family moved to the capital city in 1870. While living in Frankfort, Sawyier created watercolor landscape paintings of his central Kentucky surroundings. He also painted portraits and worked in oils. Sawyier was influenced by American Impressionism and studied with Impressionist artist, William Merritt Chase, in New York City in 1889.