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, 1830-1902396 artworks
Alfred Thompson BricherAmerican, 1837-1908237 artworks
John W. CasilearAmerican, 1811-189325 artworks
Frederic Edwin ChurchAmerican, 1826-1900209 artworks
Thomas ColeEnglish, 1801-1848132 artworks
Samuel ColmanAmerican, 1832-192054 artworks
Jasper Francis CropseyAmerican, 1823-1900221 artworks
Thomas DoughtyAmerican, 1793-185653 artworks
Asher Brown DurandAmerican, 1796-1886134 artworks
Sanford Robinson GiffordAmerican, 1823-1880182 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, 1832-1932108 artworks
Thomas HillEnglish, 1829-1908113 artworks
George InnessAmerican, 1825-1894285 artworks
David JohnsonAmerican, 1827-190876 artworks
John Frederick KensettAmerican, 1816-1872170 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

Prometheus Bound
Thomas Cole

On the Seashore Looking Eastward
Sanford Robinson Gifford

Frederic Edwin Church

On the Susquehana River
Jasper Francis Cropsey

Alfred Thompson Bricher

Wooded Landscape
Albert Bierstadt

Sunset, Hudson River
Jasper Francis Cropsey

Natural Arch at Capri
William Stanley Haseltine

The Trapper's Camp
Albert Bierstadt

The Meadow
Thomas Worthington Whittredge

Bears in the Wilderness
Albert Bierstadt
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)23 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.