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Catalog #: 8-D054
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DIGITAL IMAGE SET: Early American Masters - The Hudson River School

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Throughout the history of the United States, the American wilderness has been central to forming a uniquely American identity. In American painting this was expressed through landscapes, which became popular after 1825. Learn how a group of artists known as the Hudson River School embraced the nostalgia of a rapidly disappearing frontier during the Industrial Revolution.

12 Digital Images with Teacher Support
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Ready-made Presentations
  • Hudson River School Background
  • Artist Background
  • Art Criticism Questions
    • Describe and Analyze
    • Interpret
    • Evaluate
  • Review Questions
Teacher Background
  • Historical information about each artist and artwork
  • Cultural context to support art history and art appreciation programs
  • Connections to other influential artists and styles
  • Bibliography and Web Resources
Classroom Activities and Handouts
  • Art Criticism Questions
  • Vocabulary Worksheets
  • Artist Summaries
  • Artist Biographies
  • Timeline

Sample Text
The movement now called the Hudson River School came to embody the ideals sought by Americans in views of their country. It is so named because many of the artists did landscapes up and down the length of the Hudson River in New York. It was these scenes that formed the kernel for the flowering of American landscape paintings. Many of these artists also did landscapes all over New England and New York. In the 1860s, the urge to present the grandeur and awesome beauty of the newly opened western territories led many of the Hudson River School artists to go to the West.

Artists
Thomas Cole (1801-1848, born England)
Thomas Doughty (1793-1856)
Alvan Fisher (1792-1863)
Thomas Chambers (1808-c1866, born England)
Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1906)
Asher B. Durand (1790-1886)
Jasper Cropsey (1823-1900)
John William Casilear (1811-1893)
John Frederick Kensett (1816-1872)
David Johnson (1827-1908)
Sanford Robinson Gifford (1823-1880)




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