The Hudson River School was a 19th century American art movement influenced by romanticism, focusing primarily on landscape paintings of the United States. The Hudson River School was named after a series of paintings depicting the Hudson River Valley in the northeastern United States, although the movement gradually spread to other parts of New England and the southern and western United States as well. The Hudson River School students were influenced by European landscape artists such as Claude Lorrain, J.M.W. Turner, and John Constable. These artists were also contemporaries of the transcendentalist literature and philosophy movement in America, a group of writers made famous for their love of nature.
Valley of the Yosemite, Albert Bierstadt, 1864.
The Rocky Mountains, Lander’s Peak, Albert Bierstadt. 1863.
Mount Chocorua, New Hampshire, Thomas Cole. 1827.
Sunny Morning on the Hudson River, Thomas Cole. 1827.
The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Thomas Moran. 1872.
The Chasm of the Colorado, Thomas Moran. 1874.