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Cropsey--Greenwood Lake.jpg
Cropsey, initially trained as an architect, turned to painting in the style of Thomas Cole's sublime renderings of nature. He traveled in the Northeast and Europe, gaining recognition for his increasingly vivid fall hues and more restful settings.…

Bierstadt--Mohawk River small.jpg
This painting, seemingly located on the upper Mohawk River, assumes a timeless, mythical quality. Bierstadt was one of several second-generation Hudson School artists associated with "luminism," a technique using aerial perspective and…

Smithsonian-Colman-Storm_King_on_the_Hudson-2130.jpg
Picturesque massif on the Hudson River has earned its name due to frequently being mantled with dramatic clouds. This feature made it a favorite subject of 19th-century painters. Colman's composition is quite complex, however, since it renders both…

Kensett--Summer on Conesus Lake.jpg
A placid scene along the shore of this Finger Lake depicts men and women—there are no children present—at their leisure in genteel dress. Small groups are picnicking, lounging, boating, and perhaps courting.

Kensett, a second-generation painter…

Durand--Dover.jpg
We look down upon the lush valley formed by Ten Mile River. Although there are a few indirect signs of human habitation, the overall effect is pastoral. Forests blend pleasingly with grassy pastures; flocks of sheep and cattle can be seen grazing…

PattersonClaudeA - November Scene.jpg
The center of this landscape is a tree with gold and yellow leaves, a few just turning to orange. Nearby bushes already have dropped their leaves, allowing for views across a pond or river to the other shore, and mountains in the far distance.…

NagaiThomas - Small Inlet.JPG
The size of this inlet isn’t clear because of perspectival ambiguitiess: if the two houses at left are modest in scale, then the boats across from them either are tiny or far in the distance. Regardless, in the distance we see perhaps three or four…

Nakagawa - House on a Hill.jpg
This scene at the edge of a forest is drawn using remarkably sparse details, for example a few brushstrokes evoking a vegetable garden, a house, or a hill. Much of Nakagawa’s attention has been devoted to dense and multicolored foliage at left and…

PattersonClaudeA - Midsummer Day.JPG
From the edge of a lake or slow-moving river, we look across to see several houses built at water’s edge. Using a palette similar to his other New Deal Gallery paintings, Patterson depicts a freshness normally associated with springtime: there appear…

Lomoff - Leeds Bridge.JPG
Portions of the stone bridge depicted here date to 1760, when a wooden structure over Catskill Creek (in Greene County) collapsed; the rest was completed in 1792 and remains standing today. Lomoff renders virtually no straight lines in his painting,…
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