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, 1830-1902392 artworks
Alfred Thompson BricherAmerican, 1837-1908237 artworks
John W. CasilearAmerican, 1811-189324 artworks
Frederic Edwin ChurchAmerican, 1826-1900208 artworks
Thomas ColeEnglish, 1801-1848132 artworks
Samuel ColmanAmerican, 1832-192053 artworks
Jasper Francis CropseyAmerican, 1823-1900220 artworks
Thomas DoughtyAmerican, 1793-185652 artworks
Asher Brown DurandAmerican, 1796-1886133 artworks
Sanford Robinson GiffordAmerican, 1823-1880180 artworks
James McDougal HartAmerican, 1828-190141 artworks
William M. HartAmerican, 1823-189434 artworks
William Stanley HaseltineAmerican, 1835-190087 artworks
Robert Havell Jr.American, 1793-187811 artworks
Herman HerzogAmerican, 1832-1932104 artworks
Thomas HillEnglish, 1829-1908113 artworks
George InnessAmerican, 1825-1894284 artworks
David JohnsonAmerican, 1827-190876 artworks
John Frederick KensettAmerican, 1816-1872168 artworks
Homer Dodge MartinAmerican, 1836-189741 artworks
Jervis McEnteeAmerican, 1828-189152 artworks
William Rickarby MillerAmerican, 1818-189314 artworks
Thomas MoranAmerican, 1837-1926328 artworks
Francis A. SilvaAmerican, 1835-188672 artworks
James Augustus SuydamAmerican, 1819-18657 artworks
Robert Walter WeirAmerican, 1803-188921 artworks
Thomas Worthington WhittredgeAmerican, 1820-1910145 artworks
Random artworks by artists related to this movement

View from Schoharie Kills
Sanford Robinson Gifford

Study for \"The Icebergs\"
Frederic Edwin Church

Nevada Falls, Yosemite
Albert Bierstadt

William Penn's Wedding
Jasper Francis Cropsey

The Mouth of the Shrewsbury River
Sanford Robinson Gifford

Indian Rescue
Asher Brown Durand

New England Landscape
Albert Bierstadt

Elk in the Moonlight
Herman Herzog

Old Faithful
Albert Bierstadt

A Catskill Brook
Thomas Worthington Whittredge

Yosemite Valley
Thomas Hill

Conversation at the Fence
Jasper Francis Cropsey

The Statues of Memnon, at Thebes
Sanford Robinson Gifford

Prometheus Bound
Thomas Cole
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)33 artworks
Brooklyn Museum - New York, NYUnited States (New York)32 artworks
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum - MadridSpain (Madrid)30 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
Museum of Fine Arts - BostonUnited States (Boston)22 artworks
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco - de YoungUnited States (San Francisco)22 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.