Art Term

Hudson River school

Hudson River school is the collective name given to a number of nineteenth century North American landscape painters who depicted scenes of natural beauty in areas that included the Hudson River Valley and the Catskill Mountains

Prominent artists associated with the school include Thomas Cole and Frederic Edwin Church. The artists were active between the 1820s and 1870s.

RELATED TERMS AND CONCEPTS

  • Luminism

    Luminism means roughly, the painting of light and is applied specifically to the American landscape painters of the Hudson River ...