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date: 20 January 2020

Hudson River School 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists
Author(s):

Ann Lee Morgan

Designation applied to the earliest distinctively American landscape specialists. Their work combined meticulous, factual description with romantic feeling for the beauty, grandeur, and nobility of American scenery. Active from the 1820s, nearly all were native-born, although most studied and traveled in Europe. There they absorbed traditional skills and theories, but their attention to American subjects gave their work an indigenous flavor and helped to crystallize an optimistic national consciousness. The style peaked from the 1840s through early 1860s. By about ... ...

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