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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Thomas Cole (British-American artist, 1801 – 1848)


Thomas Cole was an English-born American artist. He is regarded as the founder of the Hudson River School, an American art movement that flourished in the mid-19th century. Cole's Hudson River School, as well as his own work, was known for its realistic and detailed portrayal of American landscape and wilderness, which feature themes of romanticism and naturalism.He was born in Bolton, Lancashire, England, in 1801. In 1818 his family emigrated to the United States, settling in Steubenville, Ohio, where Cole learned the rudiments of his profession from a wandering portrait painter named Stein. However, he had little success painting portraits, and his interest shifted to landscape. Moving to Pittsburgh in 1823 and then to Philadelphia in 1824, where he drew from casts at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, he rejoined his parents and sister in New York City early in 1825.
The Titan-s Goblet
 The Course of Empire Destruction


 A Wild Scene
Autumn Landscape (Mount Chocorua)
Il Penseroso
Indian Sacrifice
Kaaterskill Falls
 Lake with Dead Trees (Catskill)
Allegro (Italian Sunset)
Landscape Composition Italian Scenery
Prometheus Bound
The Course of Empire The Arcadian or Pastoral State
The Picnic
The Departure
Last of the Mohicans
The Consummation from the series The Course of the Empire
Valley of the Vaucluse
Genesee scenery

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