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Susie M. Barstow – Redefining the Hudson River School

Nancy Siegel's Susie M. Barstow: Redefining the Hudson River School (Lund Humphries, 2023) is the first-ever biography of Susie M. Barstow, a greatly under-rated Hudson River School artist, teacher, and adventurer. I really enjoyed reading about Barstow's adventurous life and beautiful art.

Art That Inspires Me · Hudson River School

Art That Inspires Me: Thomas Cole

I don't think it will come as a surprise to anyone that Thomas Cole's work is on my list of art that inspires me. To talk about why I love Cole's work in general, I would probably have to write a whole book, so I'm going to focus on one particular painting that I recently saw for the first time. It's called A Snow Squall, and it was painted in 1825.

American Art of the Week · Hudson River School

American Art of the Week: View from Mount Holyoke (The Oxbow) by Thomas Cole

Romanticist and landscape painter Thomas Cole was born in England but came to success in New York in the 1820s. He was a founder of the so-called Hudson River School. View from Mount Holyoke, Northampton, Massachusetts, after a Thunderstorm—The Oxbow, is among Cole's best-known works.

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December 7th: Winter in Switzerland by Jasper Cropsey

Jasper Francis Cropsey, Winter in Switzerland, 1861. Private collection. Photo via Jasper Francis Cropsey (1823-1900) is one of my favorite American painters. He was once of the so-called Hudson River School artists - nineteenth-century American artists who painted the then-undeveloped landscape of the adolescent United States. Cropsey is best known for his depictions of north eastern… Continue reading December 7th: Winter in Switzerland by Jasper Cropsey