The Hudson River School Art Trail Guide


With over 50 full-color illustrations and an introduction by Kevin Avery, former Associate Curator of American Paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, this new guidebook takes you to the magnificent places that inspired America’s first great landscape painters. Included are beautiful reproductions of many well-known paintings of the Hudson River School, alongside photographs of the same views today, enabling side-by-side comparisons. The book also includes a full-color map and easy driving directions to the places where you can see the views for yourself, enabling you to walk in the footsteps of Thomas Cole, Frederic Church, Asher B. Durand, Jasper Cropsey, Sanford Gifford and other pioneering American artists. This volume is designed to be a companion to you as you explore the magnificent landscapes near Thomas Cole’s home in the Hudson Valley, but it can also be enjoyed from the comfort of your own couch.


by Kevin Avery, former Associate Curator of American Paintings, Metropolitan Museum of Art (Introduction), Gregory Rosenthal (Contributor), and Elizabeth B. Jacks, Director of The Thomas Cole Historic Site (Editor).

softcover, 51 pages, 53 full-color illustrations,
published in 2009


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