Back in March, I wrote a piece for DailyArt Magazine about female artists of the Hudson River School movement. I liked the idea so much that I decided to write a follow-up featuring five more artists, also for DailyArt Magazine. You can read it at the link below. Female Painters of the Hudson River… Continue reading Female Painters of the Hudson River School, Part Two
In honor of Women's History Month, my article about female artists of the Hudson River School went live today on DailyArt Magazine - the online counterpart to the Daily Art app I've been writing for. My piece features six female landscape painters who worked in nineteenth century America. The inspiration for this article came from an… Continue reading Six Female Artists of the Hudson River School
A selection of winter and Christmas-themed paintings by American and European artists.
Thomas Cole and Frederick Edwin Church, the two most prominent Hudson River School painters, both had homes and studios in the Catskill area of New York. One summer day, I went up there to visit the two houses, which are now museums open to the public for tours. This was my experience.
Charles Courtney Curran, Paris La Nuit (Paris At Night), 1889. Terra Museum of American Art. Photo via the-athenaeum.org. I think there's something quite fascinating about paintings of Europe by American artists. It's interesting to compare how European cities look through American eyes with American scenes and with European artists' representations of the same cities. Does a Frenchman represent Paris differently than… Continue reading American Art of the Week: Paris La Nuit by Charles Courtney Curran
Right now, the weather is pretty crummy where I live, so I definitely picked this painting for reasons of escapism. I also thought it was a watercolor until I read the description. I'm always amazed by oil paintings that manage to convey something of watercolor's characteristic lightness. Henry A. Bacon (1839-1912) was an American painter… Continue reading American Art of the Week: Etretat by Henry A. Bacon
Winslow Homer, Sunlight on the Coast, 1890. Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio. Photo via the-athenaeum.org. I featured another painting by Winslow Homer a few weeks ago, but today is his birthday, so it would be just wrong to not acknowledge it. This work is very different in tone from "The Milkmaid", although the actual… Continue reading American Art of the Week: Sunlight on the Coast by Winslow Homer
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.
George Inness, Christmas Eve, 1866. Montclair Museum of Art, Montclair, New Jersey. Photo via the-athenaeum.org. Nineteenth-century Tonalist landscape painter George Inness (1825-1894) is one of my favorite American artists. Many of his paintings feature locations in the northeastern United States that I'm familiar with. That's one of the reasons I feel connected to his works, although… Continue reading December 10th: Christmas Eve by George Inness
Jasper Francis Cropsey, Winter in Switzerland, 1861. Private collection. Photo via the-athenaeum.org. 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 Francis Cropsey