William Merritt Chase (1849–1916) was instrumental in the development of modern American art. Perhaps one of the only figures to be celebrated both at home and in Europe during his lifetime, Chase represents a contemporary cosmopolitanism that was unparalleled by any other American painter in his time. …continue reading or post a comment
The month of May marks the opening of several exciting American art exhibitions, showcasing works by important artists such as Thomas Cole, Winslow Homer, Childe Hassam, and Marsden Hartley. The following are our top picks for this month’s American art exhibitions. …continue reading or post a comment
The Thomas Cole National Historic Site has just announced its upcoming exhibition, Thomas Cole: The Artist as Architect, which opens on May 1st. After years of extensive research, the Thomas Cole National Historic Site has reconstructed Thomas Cole’s “New Studio,” first built by the artist one hundred seventy years ago. Find out more on our Hudson River School blog.
While landscape painting in the nineteenth century was characterized by grandeur and a strict adherence to academicism, late nineteenth century artists began to favor the depiction of transitory light effects over realism. In the United States, post–Civil War period, cosmopolitanism led to both an increase in the popularity of European painting among collectors and an influx of American artists traveling to Europe to study. …continue reading or post a comment
The Thomas Cole National Historic Site recently hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the beginning of a …continue reading or post a comment