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, 1830-1902409 artworks
Alfred Thompson BricherAmerican, 1837-1908254 artworks
John W. CasilearAmerican, 1811-189328 artworks
Frederic Edwin ChurchAmerican, 1826-1900211 artworks
Thomas ColeEnglish, 1801-1848134 artworks
Samuel ColmanAmerican, 1832-192060 artworks
Jasper Francis CropseyAmerican, 1823-1900234 artworks
Thomas DoughtyAmerican, 1793-185657 artworks
Asher Brown DurandAmerican, 1796-1886137 artworks
Sanford Robinson GiffordAmerican, 1823-1880191 artworks
James McDougal HartAmerican, 1828-190144 artworks
William M. HartAmerican, 1823-189439 artworks
William Stanley HaseltineAmerican, 1835-190088 artworks
Robert Havell Jr.American, 1793-187811 artworks
Herman HerzogAmerican, 1832-1932112 artworks
Thomas HillEnglish, 1829-1908122 artworks
George InnessAmerican, 1825-1894294 artworks
David JohnsonAmerican, 1827-190882 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, 1837-1926341 artworks
Francis A. SilvaAmerican, 1835-188677 artworks
James Augustus SuydamAmerican, 1819-18658 artworks
Robert Walter WeirAmerican, 1803-188922 artworks
Thomas Worthington WhittredgeAmerican, 1820-1910152 artworks
Random artworks by artists related to this movement

Beach at Newport
John Frederick Kensett

A Village Street
Herman Herzog

Evening on Contentment Island
John Frederick Kensett

Breaking Surf
Alfred Thompson Bricher

A Sudden Storm, Lake George
Sanford Robinson Gifford

View of Alexandria
Samuel Colman

Clouds over Olana
Frederic Edwin Church

Shrewsbury River, New Jersey
John Frederick Kensett

Cascade
William Stanley Haseltine

View of the Acropolis, Athens
Frederic Edwin Church

The Adirondacks
James McDougal Hart

Greenwood Lake in the Autumn
Jasper Francis Cropsey

Study on the Massachusetts Coast
Sanford Robinson Gifford

Autumn Landscape
Albert Bierstadt

Cliff Island, Maine
Alfred Thompson Bricher
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.