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, 1830-1902357 artworks
Alfred Thompson BricherAmerican, 1837-1908218 artworks
John W. CasilearAmerican, 1811-189321 artworks
Frederic Edwin ChurchAmerican, 1826-1900204 artworks
Thomas ColeEnglish, 1801-1848127 artworks
Samuel ColmanEnglish, 1780-184520 artworks
Jasper Francis CropseyAmerican, 1823-1900193 artworks
Thomas DoughtyAmerican, 1793-185645 artworks
Asher B. DurandAmerican, 1796-1886129 artworks
Sanford Robinson GiffordAmerican, 1823-1880168 artworks
James McDougal HartAmerican, 1828-190136 artworks
William M. HartAmerican, 1823-189431 artworks
William Stanley HaseltineAmerican, 1835-190080 artworks
Herman HerzogAmerican, 1832-193290 artworks
Thomas HillEnglish, 1829-1908105 artworks
David JohnsonAmerican, 1827-190869 artworks
John Frederick KensettAmerican, 1816-1872161 artworks
Jervis McEnteeAmerican, 1828-189146 artworks
William Rickarby MillerAmerican, 1818-189313 artworks
Thomas MoranAmerican, 1837-1926309 artworks
Francis A. SilvaAmerican, 1835-188667 artworks
Robert Walter WeirAmerican, 1803-188919 artworks
Random artworks by artists related to this movement

Breaking Surf
Alfred Thompson Bricher

Mountain Lake
Albert Bierstadt

Yosemite Valley
Thomas Hill

On the Susquehanna River
Jasper Francis Cropsey

Calm at Sunset
Francis A. Silva

John Frederick Kensett

An Italian Autumn
Thomas Cole

Florida Scene
Albert Bierstadt

Autumn Landscape
Jasper Francis Cropsey

Approaching Storm
Thomas Moran

Yosemite Valley
Albert Bierstadt

Autumn River Scene
John Frederick Kensett

Mountain Resort
Albert Bierstadt

Trojes Mine
Thomas Moran
Top 10 museums with Hudson River School art
New York Historical SocietyUnited States (New York, New York)62 artworks
Cooper Hewitt, National Design MuseumUnited States (New York City)45 artworks
Olana State Historic SiteUnited States (Hudson, New York)26 artworks
Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, NYUnited States (New York)26 artworks
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum - MadridSpain (Madrid)24 artworks
Gilcrease MuseumUnited States (Tulsa, Oklahoma)24 artworks
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco - de YoungUnited States (San Francisco)19 artworks
Detroit Institute of the ArtsUnited States (Detroit)19 artworks
Wadsworth Atheneum - Hartford, CTUnited States (Hartford, Connecticut)19 artworks
Museum of Fine Arts - BostonUnited States (Boston)15 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.