Hudson River School: Nature and the American Vision

The Hudson River School: Nature and the American Vision by Linda S. Ferber and The New York Historical Society (Skira Rizzoli International Publications) includes more than 100 images of paintings that celebrate the American landscape.

Opening this book at my desk, I’m beckoned by these pages to slow down for a moment and think of how beautiful America is, and what it must have been like as people such as Thomas Cole and George Inness saw it.

Of course, I’m a proud woman to see Kentucky’s own Mammoth Cave represented by Regis Gignoux’s Mammoth Cave, Kentucky (ca 1843). I’ve spent many hours in what is now part of the Daniel Boone National Forest. This painting alone shares the mystery of lands unknown.

The New York Sun has reviewed this gorgeous book in more detail; click here to see what Francis Morrone had to say.

~Cherie Haas

You may also be interested in Different Views in Hudson River School Painting by Judith Hansen O’Toole, available at North Light Shop.

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