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, 1830-1902396 artworks
Alfred Thompson BricherAmerican, 1837-1908237 artworks
John W. CasilearAmerican, 1811-189325 artworks
Frederic Edwin ChurchAmerican, 1826-1900208 artworks
Thomas ColeEnglish, 1801-1848132 artworks
Samuel ColmanAmerican, 1832-192054 artworks
Jasper Francis CropseyAmerican, 1823-1900221 artworks
Thomas DoughtyAmerican, 1793-185653 artworks
Asher Brown DurandAmerican, 1796-1886134 artworks
Sanford Robinson GiffordAmerican, 1823-1880182 artworks
James McDougal HartAmerican, 1828-190141 artworks
William M. HartAmerican, 1823-189434 artworks
William Stanley HaseltineAmerican, 1835-190087 artworks
Robert Havell Jr.American, 1793-187811 artworks
Herman HerzogAmerican, 1832-1932108 artworks
Thomas HillEnglish, 1829-1908113 artworks
George InnessAmerican, 1825-1894285 artworks
David JohnsonAmerican, 1827-190876 artworks
John Frederick KensettAmerican, 1816-1872170 artworks
Homer Dodge MartinAmerican, 1836-189741 artworks
Jervis McEnteeAmerican, 1828-189152 artworks
William Rickarby MillerAmerican, 1818-189314 artworks
Thomas MoranAmerican, 1837-1926328 artworks
Francis A. SilvaAmerican, 1835-188672 artworks
James Augustus SuydamAmerican, 1819-18657 artworks
Robert Walter WeirAmerican, 1803-188921 artworks
Thomas Worthington WhittredgeAmerican, 1820-1910145 artworks
Random artworks by artists related to this movement

In the Lava Beds
Thomas Moran

Resting by the Riverside
Jasper Francis Cropsey

The Grand Canyon
Thomas Moran

Tropical Scenery
Frederic Edwin Church

Church at Hampstead
John Frederick Kensett

Keene Valley, Adirondacks
James McDougal Hart

Mountain Stream
Asher Brown Durand

Il Pensaro
Thomas Cole

Mount Chocorua
John Frederick Kensett

Coastal View
James Augustus Suydam

Mule Island, Isle of Shoals
Alfred Thompson Bricher

Deer at Sunset
Albert Bierstadt

Windsow Woods
John Frederick Kensett

New London, Connecticut
William M. Hart

Elk
Albert Bierstadt

Siout, Egypt
Sanford Robinson Gifford
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
Gilcrease MuseumUnited States (Tulsa, Oklahoma)24 artworks
Museum of Fine Arts - BostonUnited States (Boston)22 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.