Beginning around 1825, American artists began to pay tribute to their native landscapes. We’ll explore the earliest American landscapes as they transition to the style we know as the Hudson River School. The works include Thomas Cole, Asher B. Durand, and John Frederick Church. From the mountains to sea, we will also see the Luminist landscapes of John Frederick Kensett, Fitz Henry Lane, and Martin Heade. Later, Hudson River School painters such as Albert Bierstadt and Thomas Moran will head westward.
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CLASS LIMIT: 95
INSTRUCTOR: Martha Chiarchiaro received her Master’s degree in the History of Art from Williams College and teaches a variety of art history courses at WISE and other local organizations. She enjoys delivering courses related to specific periods and artists that provide a more in-depth look at the life and times of the people who are part of the exploration.
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