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, 1830-1902420 artworks
Alfred Thompson BricherAmerican, 1837-1908260 artworks
John W. CasilearAmerican, 1811-189331 artworks
Frederic Edwin ChurchAmerican, 1826-1900212 artworks
Thomas ColeEnglish, 1801-1848136 artworks
Samuel ColmanAmerican, 1832-192067 artworks
Jasper Francis CropseyAmerican, 1823-1900241 artworks
Thomas DoughtyAmerican, 1793-185660 artworks
Asher Brown DurandAmerican, 1796-1886139 artworks
Sanford Robinson GiffordAmerican, 1823-1880193 artworks
James McDougal HartAmerican, 1828-190146 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, 1829-1908125 artworks
George InnessAmerican, 1825-1894316 artworks
David JohnsonAmerican, 1827-190885 artworks
John Frederick KensettAmerican, 1816-1872177 artworks
Homer Dodge MartinAmerican, 1836-189753 artworks
Jervis McEnteeAmerican, 1828-189196 artworks
William Rickarby MillerAmerican, 1818-189317 artworks
Thomas MoranAmerican, 1837-1926347 artworks
Francis A. SilvaAmerican, 1835-188681 artworks
James Augustus SuydamAmerican, 1819-18659 artworks
Robert Walter WeirAmerican, 1803-188922 artworks
Thomas Worthington WhittredgeAmerican, 1820-1910155 artworks
Random artworks by artists related to this movement

Thomas Cole

Sunset over the River
Albert Bierstadt

Moonlit Lake
Jasper Francis Cropsey

Boat Caulking on Greenwood Lake
Jasper Francis Cropsey

Passing Off of the Storm
John Frederick Kensett

In the Tyrol
Albert Bierstadt

The Gate of Venice
Thomas Moran

In the Colorado Rockies
John Frederick Kensett

View of Rotterdam
Samuel Colman

View on the Hudson River
Jasper Francis Cropsey

Maine Coast
Alfred Thompson Bricher

Rocky Coastline
Alfred Thompson Bricher

Frederic Edwin Church
Top 10 museums with Hudson River School art
New York Historical SocietyUnited States (New York, New York)71 artworks
Cooper Hewitt, National Design MuseumUnited States (New York City)45 artworks
Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, NYUnited States (New York)35 artworks
Brooklyn Museum - New York, NYUnited States (New York)33 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
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco - de YoungUnited States (San Francisco)25 artworks
Gilcrease MuseumUnited States (Tulsa, Oklahoma)25 artworks
Museum of Fine Arts - BostonUnited States (Boston)25 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.