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Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Hudson River School
The Hudson River School was America`s first true artistic fraternity. Its name was coined to identify a group of New York City-based landscape painters that emerged about 1850 under the influence of the English ŽmigrŽ Thomas Cole (1801Ð1848) and flourished until about the time of the Centennial.

Art History Guide: The Hudson River School of American Art
The Hudson River School of American Art is the term applied to 19th century American landscape art. This school of art is heavily influenced by the Romanticism Movement and the landscape painters of the seventeenth century.

American Scenery: Different Views in Hudson River School Painting
The Hudson River School, considered by many to be the first truly American school of painting, flourished between 1825 and 1875. The movement was embraced by three generations of artists who shared common principles uniting them as a school despite their individual differences in style. Primary among these was a belief in natural religion, a deep admiration for the magnificence of nature, and a keen interest in the direct observation of nature.

ArtLex: Hudson River School
The Hudson River School was comprised of a group of American landscape painters of the mid-nineteenth century who took a Romantic approach to depicting the Hudson River Valley, and the Catskill, Berkshire, and White Mountains, as well as lands further west.

Open Directory Project: The Hudson River School of Art
Numnerous links to resources about this American art movement of the nineteenth century

Hudson River School: Artists
Artists identified with the Hudson River School include: Thomas Cole, Frederic Edwin Church, John Frederick Kensett, Jasper F. Cropsey, Asher B. Durand, James MacDonald Hart, David Johnson, and Sanford Robinson Gifford

St. Johnsbury Athenaeum : Hudson River School of Painting
Landscape painting was the first genre of painting in which American artists were recognized for making a distinctive contribution to the history of art. Early American landscape painters, later dubbed the Hudson River School for their frequent depictions of upstate New York, portrayed the countryside with an eye toward its future settlement. The country was perceived by its citizens as a new beginning for Western civilization, which had become corrupt in Europe. America offered new opportunities to explore the landscape and live close to the earth ...

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art: Hudson School Collection of Paintings
The Hudson River School collection includes more than 65 landscapes by artists like Thomas Cole, Frederic Church, and Albert Bierstadt.

Albany Institute of History and Art: Art, Artists and Nature: The Hudson River School
A number of artists working in the Hudson River Valley pursued the changing interest in the natural environment by creating landscape paintings. Rather than nature serving as a backdrop for history paintings or portraits, their scenes illustrated the changing power and beauty of the American wilderness. : Hudson River School in Art History offers books and other materails related to the Hudson River School in Art History.

WorldCat : Hudson River School
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