Most of the finest works of the Hudson River school were painted between 1855 and 1875, after the death of its founder, Thomas Cole. During this time, artists like Frederic Edwin Church and Albert Bierstadt were celebrities. When Church exhibited paintings such as Niagara or Icebergs of the North, thousands of people lined up and paid fifty cents a head to view the solitary works. The epic size of the landscapes in these paintings, unexampled in earlier American painting, reminded Americans of the vast, untamed, and magnificent wilderness of North America.

Grand Manan Island Bay of Fundy, 1852

Cross in the Wilderness, 1857

Chimborazo, 1864

View of Cotopaxi, 1857

The Andes of Ecuador, 1855

New England Scenery

Landscape with Mountain

Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, 1870

Home by the Lake, 1852

This entry was posted in American, Painting, Romanticism and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.