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Hudson River school 19th century American landscapes in the Wadsworth Atheneum by Wadsworth Atheneum.

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Published by Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford .
Written in English


  • Wadsworth Atheneum,
  • Landscape painting, American -- Exhibitions,
  • Hudson River school of landscape painting

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Edition Notes

Other titles19th century American landscapes in the Wadsworth Atheneum, Nineteenth century American landscapes in the Wadsworth Atheneum
Statementcompiled and with an introduction by Theodore E. Stebbins.
ContributionsStebbins, Theodore E.
The Physical Object
Pagination110 p. :
Number of Pages110
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14535579M
LC Control Number75037410

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This slim and inexpensive book from England serves as a first introduction to the Hudson River School of landscape painting in America. Copplestone traces the history and origins of the technique, then follows with brief biographies of some of the best-known River School artists. Featured are: Thomas Doughty () Thomas Cole ()/5(4). The Hudson River School is a wonderful truly American Art movement and this book is a good overview of many of the key artists in the movement as well as some lesser known ones, great as I learned a few additional artists. The politics and time frame are discussed also/5(18). The book contains a brief introduction to the Hudson River School genre of nature scenes and landscapes, popularized by a group of American artists in the midth century. The catalogue itself offers color plates of 57 paintings by a variety of artists, including, among others, Albert Bierstadt, Frederic Church, William Bradford, and John by: 1. This book features fifty-seven major Hudson River School paintings from the collection of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, recognized as the most extensive and finest in the world. Gorgeously and amply illustrated, the book includes paintings by all the major figures of the Hudson River School/5.

The so-called Hudson River School has a place of special importance in the history of American painting. Although there were many 'professional' artists working in the early and developing American society from the 17th to the 19th centuries, most of them, apart from the many charming naive practitioners, were itinerant portrait painters or those who looked to Europe for/5. After visiting Hudson River School exhibitions at LACMA and the Met, I was so impressed that I think I really need to learn more about this school of art, so I bought this book. This book brought me to an imaginary journey along the Hudson River and to other locations in the US and abroad, and the magnificent prints of the paintings infused the /5(5). Sanford Gifford (–), a leading Hudson River School landscape painter and a founder of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, was so esteemed by the New York art world that, at his untimely death, the Museum mounted a show of his work―the first monographic exhibition accorded any artist―and published a Memorial Catalogue that, for nearly a century, remained the principal /5(7). The Hudson River school was an artistic movement that often held up a romantic vision that humanity and nature can exist together peacefully. The American landscape—and its grandiosity—is the school’s predominant subject. Visions of the Hudson Valley, as well as naturalistic scenes from across the United States and beyond, are depicted in.

The Hudson River School book. Read 5 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Presenting concise overviews of artists and movements that a /5. This book features fifty-seven major Hudson River School paintings from the collection of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, recognized as the most extensive and finest in the world. Gorgeously. Hudson River school, group of American landscape painters, working from to The 19th-century romantic movements of England, Germany, and France were introduced to the United States by such writers as Washington Irving and James Fenimore Cooper.   Their powerful interpretations of American scenery, which came to be known as the Hudson River School, ‘tell the story of how landscape imagery can shape both national and cultural identity,’ The book showcases more than a hundred of these images, many in full-page reproduction that convey the original paintings’ monumental scale ” ~hor: Linda S. Ferber.