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Hudson River School

Artist: Thomas Hill
Title: View of the Yosemite Valley
Medium: Oil on Canvas

The New-York Historical Society holds one of the oldest and most comprehensive collections of landscape painting by artists of the Hudson River School, the first school of truly American art to garner worldwide recognition and fame. Artists, poets and writers forged the first self-consciously “American” landscape vision and literary voice, grounded in the exploration of the natural world as a source of spiritual renewal and as an expression of national identity, first expressed through the scenery of the Hudson River Valley.

Watch A "Grand Tour" of the Hudson River School at the New-York Historical Society on YouTube.

Creative: Tronvig Group