A traveling exhibition explores the influence of the Hudson River school—notably the Brazilian bird portraits of Martin Johnson Heade—on contemporary artists
A photo excerpt from the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s new book on the homes of artists takes us into the studios where they worked
At the Winter Show: Dealers of the Day #4
Throughout the fair, we’ll bring you selections of what’s on offer from some of our favorite galleries
Re-envisioning Cole’s Catskills
Thomas Cole used a small camera obscura to frame the landscape and define the composition of his paintings. Contemporary Chinese photographer Shi Guorui uses this ancient optical device to create monumental landscape panoramas.
A River Runs Through It
A new exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy explores the influence of the Schuylkill River artists
Commentary: The market for the art of the Hudson River school is alive and well
Recent articles discussing the American art auctions in May at Sotheby’s and Christie’s in New York expressed concern about the state of the market for Hudson River school paintings.
Thomas Cole up the Creek
Only a short walk from Thomas Cole’s house and studio in upstate New York winds a stretch of Catskill Creek that the painter would return to depict again and again.
How Thomas Cole learned the ABCs of landscape art
Even in such early work as The Clove, Catskills (1827) and View of Monte Video, the Seat of Daniel Wadsworth, Esq. (1828), the facture and compositional strategies employed by Thomas Cole—a working-class boy from northern England, self-taught as an artist—demonstrated surprising conversance with European landscape painting of the time.
Re-examining Thomas Cole
A new exhibition explores the global career of one of America’s leading landscape painters.
A second-generation star of the Hudson River School
Sanford R. Gifford in the Catskills is the name of an intimate, beautifully curated exhibition on view at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site in Catskill, New York. But the show could also have been subtitled Local Boy Makes Good.
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