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, 1830-1902416 artworks
Alfred Thompson BricherAmerican, 1837-1908258 artworks
John W. CasilearAmerican, 1811-189328 artworks
Frederic Edwin ChurchAmerican, 1826-1900211 artworks
Thomas ColeEnglish, 1801-1848135 artworks
Samuel ColmanAmerican, 1832-192063 artworks
Jasper Francis CropseyAmerican, 1823-1900239 artworks
Thomas DoughtyAmerican, 1793-185658 artworks
Asher Brown DurandAmerican, 1796-1886139 artworks
Sanford Robinson GiffordAmerican, 1823-1880192 artworks
James McDougal HartAmerican, 1828-190145 artworks
William M. HartAmerican, 1823-189441 artworks
William Stanley HaseltineAmerican, 1835-190088 artworks
Robert Havell Jr.American, 1793-187811 artworks
Herman HerzogAmerican, 1832-1932115 artworks
Thomas HillEnglish, 1829-1908122 artworks
George InnessAmerican, 1825-1894297 artworks
David JohnsonAmerican, 1827-190884 artworks
John Frederick KensettAmerican, 1816-1872175 artworks
Homer Dodge MartinAmerican, 1836-189742 artworks
Jervis McEnteeAmerican, 1828-189162 artworks
William Rickarby MillerAmerican, 1818-189317 artworks
Thomas MoranAmerican, 1837-1926344 artworks
Francis A. SilvaAmerican, 1835-188679 artworks
James Augustus SuydamAmerican, 1819-18659 artworks
Robert Walter WeirAmerican, 1803-188922 artworks
Thomas Worthington WhittredgeAmerican, 1820-1910154 artworks
Random artworks by artists related to this movement

Narragansett Seascape
Alfred Thompson Bricher

Cows in the Meadow
William M. Hart

Along the Hudson
John Frederick Kensett

By the Lake
Jasper Francis Cropsey

Natural Arch at Capri
William Stanley Haseltine

Self-Portrait
Asher Brown Durand

The Parthenon from the Southeast
Frederic Edwin Church

Natural Bridge
David Johnson

Winnipesaukee
Thomas Cole

Sagne Fjord
Herman Herzog

Afternoon by the Shore
Alfred Thompson Bricher

Beach at Nassau
Albert Bierstadt

Rocky Mountain
Albert Bierstadt

Lake Mary, California
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
Museum of Fine Arts - BostonUnited States (Boston)25 artworks
Gilcrease MuseumUnited States (Tulsa, Oklahoma)24 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.