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, 1830-1902403 artworks
Alfred Thompson BricherAmerican, 1837-1908244 artworks
John W. CasilearAmerican, 1811-189326 artworks
Frederic Edwin ChurchAmerican, 1826-1900211 artworks
Thomas ColeEnglish, 1801-1848132 artworks
Samuel ColmanAmerican, 1832-192057 artworks
Jasper Francis CropseyAmerican, 1823-1900228 artworks
Thomas DoughtyAmerican, 1793-185654 artworks
Asher Brown DurandAmerican, 1796-1886134 artworks
Sanford Robinson GiffordAmerican, 1823-1880183 artworks
James McDougal HartAmerican, 1828-190141 artworks
William M. HartAmerican, 1823-189438 artworks
William Stanley HaseltineAmerican, 1835-190087 artworks
Robert Havell Jr.American, 1793-187811 artworks
Herman HerzogAmerican, 1832-1932110 artworks
Thomas HillEnglish, 1829-1908117 artworks
George InnessAmerican, 1825-1894290 artworks
David JohnsonAmerican, 1827-190880 artworks
John Frederick KensettAmerican, 1816-1872171 artworks
Homer Dodge MartinAmerican, 1836-189741 artworks
Jervis McEnteeAmerican, 1828-189153 artworks
William Rickarby MillerAmerican, 1818-189316 artworks
Thomas MoranAmerican, 1837-1926330 artworks
Francis A. SilvaAmerican, 1835-188675 artworks
James Augustus SuydamAmerican, 1819-18657 artworks
Robert Walter WeirAmerican, 1803-188921 artworks
Thomas Worthington WhittredgeAmerican, 1820-1910149 artworks
Random artworks by artists related to this movement

Yellowstone Lake
Thomas Moran

Rowing at Sunset
Jasper Francis Cropsey

Grand Canyon
Thomas Moran

The Shawangunk Mountains
Sanford Robinson Gifford

Long Island Sound at Dawn
John Frederick Kensett

Two Owls
Thomas Moran

Greek Theater at Taormina
William Stanley Haseltine

Hudson River Landscape
Asher Brown Durand

Home at Montclair
George Inness

Stormy Day
George Inness

A Sketch of Mount Chocorua
Sanford Robinson Gifford

Hudson River Sketch
Asher Brown Durand

View near Stockbridge, Mass.
Frederic Edwin Church

Afternoon by the Ocean
Alfred Thompson Bricher

A View from Sacramento
Albert Bierstadt

Spirit of Autumn
George Inness
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.