Hudson River School
(An artistic movement)

This movement is a subcategory of Realism

Dates: 1825-1870

American art movement from 1825 to 1870, typified by landscape paintings of the Hudson River Valley in New York state with a Romantic aesthetic.
People associated with this movement
Albert BierstadtAmerican, 1830-1902380 artworks
Alfred Thompson BricherAmerican, 1837-1908229 artworks
John W. CasilearAmerican, 1811-189324 artworks
Frederic Edwin ChurchAmerican, 1826-1900206 artworks
Thomas ColeEnglish, 1801-1848132 artworks
Samuel ColmanEnglish, 1780-184520 artworks
Jasper Francis CropseyAmerican, 1823-1900208 artworks
Thomas DoughtyAmerican, 1793-185649 artworks
Asher Brown DurandAmerican, 1796-1886131 artworks
Sanford Robinson GiffordAmerican, 1823-1880174 artworks
James McDougal HartAmerican, 1828-190139 artworks
William M. HartAmerican, 1823-189433 artworks
William Stanley HaseltineAmerican, 1835-190082 artworks
Robert Havell Jr.American, 1793-187811 artworks
Herman HerzogAmerican, 1832-1932101 artworks
Thomas HillEnglish, 1829-1908110 artworks
George InnessAmerican, 1825-1894282 artworks
David JohnsonAmerican, 1827-190873 artworks
John Frederick KensettAmerican, 1816-1872165 artworks
Homer Dodge MartinAmerican, 1836-189741 artworks
Jervis McEnteeAmerican, 1828-189150 artworks
William Rickarby MillerAmerican, 1818-189313 artworks
Thomas MoranAmerican, 1837-1926322 artworks
Francis A. SilvaAmerican, 1835-188672 artworks
James Augustus SuydamAmerican, 1819-18657 artworks
Robert Walter WeirAmerican, 1803-188921 artworks
Thomas Worthington WhittredgeAmerican, 1820-1910138 artworks
Random artworks by artists related to this movement

Franconia Notch, New Hampshire
John Frederick Kensett

Roman Campagna
Thomas Cole

Albert Bierstadt

Bears in the Wilderness
Albert Bierstadt

Niagara Falls
John Frederick Kensett

Niagara Falls
Frederic Edwin Church

Old Elm at Medfield
George Inness

Indian Sacrifice
Thomas Cole

Whitehead, Casco Bay
Alfred Thompson Bricher

Stormy Seascape
Alfred Thompson Bricher

Homer Dodge Martin

Twilight along the River
Francis A. Silva

Windsor Castle
Robert Havell Jr.

View of Staten Island
Jasper Francis Cropsey

Home by the Lake
Frederic Edwin Church
Top 10 museums with Hudson River School art
New York Historical SocietyUnited States (New York, New York)66 artworks
Cooper Hewitt, National Design MuseumUnited States (New York City)45 artworks
Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, NYUnited States (New York)32 artworks
Brooklyn Museum - New York, NYUnited States (New York)31 artworks
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum - MadridSpain (Madrid)29 artworks
Detroit Institute of the ArtsUnited States (Detroit)28 artworks
Olana State Historic SiteUnited States (Hudson, New York)26 artworks
Gilcrease MuseumUnited States (Tulsa, Oklahoma)24 artworks
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco - de YoungUnited States (San Francisco)22 artworks
Wadsworth Atheneum - Hartford, CTUnited States (Hartford, Connecticut)21 artworks
Important dates
Founding date:  1825
Why 1825?: Thomas Cole arrives in New York City from England. In the autumn of 1825, he boarded a steamship up the Hudson River to paint the first prominent landscapes of the area.

End date:  1870
Why 1870?: This is the commonly cited end date for the movement.