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Hudson River School

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Searching for a national style of art, the American landscape itself - large and untamed - was the primary focus of the Hudson River School painters. American expansion and Manifest Destiny imbued the untamed countryside with the symbolism of the country’s promised prosperity and limitless resources. The terrain provided an alternative to European culture and history; it became a picturesque, patriotic, and inspirational theme. This loosely connected group of painters explored the nation, returning to their New York studios to paint large-scale works that thrilled audiences and celebrated the awesome power of nature and the progress of man. (The Art Story)

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A Trio of Majestic Landscapes

A Trio of Majestic Landscapes

In this series, the curatorial team presents one work from the Meural art library we find essential. (See all installments.)…

“The Golden Hour” by Thomas Moran

“The Golden Hour” by Thomas Moran

In this series, the curatorial team presents one work from the Meural art library we find essential. (See all installments.)…

Artists (9)

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John Frederick Kensett

John Frederick Kensett

American, 1816–1872
Asher B. Durand

Asher B. Durand

American, 1796–1886
George Inness

George Inness

American, 1825–1894

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Key Works: Thomas Cole

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Robert S. Duncanson: Hudson River School

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Works (126)

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