The expansive and diverse American landscape has inspired artists for hundreds of years. Since the arrival of the first Europeans, who interpreted what is now America as a new Eden, artists have felt and expressed a special affinity for the landscape. The Artist and the American Landscape surveys 200 years of American landscape painting region by region. We begin in 1798 with Ralph Earl's Landscape View of Old Bennington and continue through the divergent works of the Hudson River School, William M. Chase and the Impressionists, John Marin and the Modernists, the Regionalists John Steuart Curry and Grant Wood, and post-war masters such as Fairfield Porter. Finally, this volume includes an extensive overview of major contemporary artists who draw their inspiration from the landscape. The Artist and the American Landscape is the most comprehensive, fully-illustrated survey of its kind, and a riveting look at the artist's compelling response to the drama of the land we live in.