Hudson River School: Masterworks from the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Artby Elizabeth Mankin Kornhauser, Amy Ellis
Pub. Date: 09/28/2003
Publisher: Yale University Press
Hudson River School paintings are among America's most admired and well-loved artworks. Such artists as Thomas Cole, Frederic Church, and Albert Bierstadt left a powerful legacy to American art, embodying in their epic works the reverence for nature and the national idealism that prevailed during the middle of the nineteenth century. This book features fifty-seven major Hudson River School paintings from the collection of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, recognized as the most extensive and finest in the world. Gorgeously and amply illustrated, the book includes paintings by all the major figures of the Hudson River School. Each work is beautifully reproduced in full color and is accompanied by a concise description of its significance and historical background. The book also includes artists' biographies and a brief introduction to American nineteenth-century landscape painting and the Wadsworth Atheneum's unique role in collecting Hudson River pictures.
Author Biography: Elizabeth Mankin Kornhauser is deputy director, chief curator, and Krieble Curator of American Painting and Sculpture. Amy Ellis is assistant curator of American painting and sculpture. Maureen Miesmer is curatorial assistant of American painting and sculpture, all at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art.
This book accompanies an exhibition that travels to the Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford University (October 8, 2003 to January 18, 2004); the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh (February 21 to May 9, 2004); the North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh (June 6 to August 29, 2004); the Dayton Art Institute, Ohio (September 2004 to January 2005); and the Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, Oklahoma (February 6 to April 24, 2005). Published in association with the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
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