NYC Riverside Drive is an archival print from an oil painting produced by Lyle Suter in the late 1950s or early 1960s. The artwork features a nighttime scene of the classic 1950s New York City skyline and buildings above automobiles driving on Riverside Drive parallel to the Hudson River. Mr. Suter’s original artwork of NYC Riverside Drive is painted on a perforated or indented hard board that required many layers of paint.
This painting provides the ambiance and feel of New York City in the great and memorable era following WWII. Riverside Drive is a scenic north-south thoroughfare in the Manhattan borough of New York City. The boulevard runs on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, generally parallel to the Hudson River.
The painting was a gift to Mr. Suter’s sister, Elaine Suter Chichester and her husband, William Chichester, M.D. for their generosity in allowing Mr. Suter and his family to stay with them for several months after moving from New York City to Los Angeles in 1961.