The Hudson River School is a collective name for two generations of painters working in the areas in and around the Hudson River Valley in New York who transformed American Art, and landscape painting in general, in the early part of the 19th Century.
Painting the American Vision is the title of a new exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA that showcases these artists with 45 of their works drawn from the collection of the New York Historical Society.
The show includes works by Thomas Cole, Albert Biersadt, Frederic Edwin Church, Asher B. Durand and others, both familiar and less well known.
You can also see a slideshow and description of the exhibit on the website of the Carter Museum of Art in Texas, where it was on display last year.
You can also visit the site of the New York Historical Society and view their extensive collection of Hudson River School paintings.
Painting the American Vision is on display at the Peabody Essex Museum until November 6, 2011.
(Images above: William hart, Asher B. Durand, Louis Rémy Mignot, Thomas Cole, George Peter Alexander Healy, Asher B. Durand)