SOLD River View

by Thomas Doughty (1791–1856)
Oil on board
12 x 17 inches
Signed lower left: DOUGHTY

Artist Biography

America’s first native landscape painter

By William Tylee Ranney Abbott

The paintings of Thomas Doughty represent America’s earliest tradition of landscape painting. His intense admiration for nature resulted in painterly depictions of the utmost truthfulness. The popularity of this new development facilitated the advancement of the landscape painting tradition in the United States, paving the way for future masters such as Thomas Cole and Frederic Edwin Church.

I. Biography
II. Chronology
III. Collections

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