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Writings about New York’s celebrated Hudson River School—the nineteenth-century pioneers of American landscape painting that reached its heyday in the mid 1800’s—rarely mention the female contingent that painted alongside such famous male practitioners as Thomas Cole, Asher Durand, and Frederic Church. Now, for the first time, an exhibition opening Sunday at the Thomas Cole historic site in Catskill, New York, will focus exclusively on the women of the movement... Read entire article
Women Artists of the Hudson River School
Antiques & Fine Art Magazine
The achievements of these women—who broke the bounds of imposed gender restrictions to carve out lives of accomplishment, adventure and independence—appear all the more extraordinary when one considers the historical and social context within which they took place... Read entire article
October 9, 2009
Taking in the Views That Led to Great Art
The New York Times
A hiker can follow the Hudson River School Art Trail and wind up at the sites that inspired some of America’s important early works... Read entire article
June 1, 2009
River Views of the Hudson River School
American Art Review
Elizabeth B. Jacks
Only ten years ago, Thomas Cole’s home stood in ruins. The graceful Federal style 1815 Main House was shedding roof shingles with each gust of wind, and a pool of water filled the basement after pipes had frozen and burst. ... Read entire article
July 26, 2006
A Natural Canvas
The Boston Globe
Patricia Harris and David Lyon
CATSKILL, N.Y. In the typical Hudson River School painting, masses of cumulus clouds rise above an outsize vista of river and mountains. We always figured that those scenes were embellished by artistic license until we visited the painters' haunts where the northern Catskill Mountains meet the Hudson River Valley.
As we crossed the Hudson on the high bridge at Castleton, the scenery was in our faces. We looked downriver past Rattlesnake and Coxsackie islands, and saw heaps of...Read entire article... (1303 words)
June 19, 2005
The Hudson River School
The New York Times
We want to see some of the sights that the Hudson River School painted, if any of those places still exist. Can you suggest an itinerary, book or pamphlet that would guide us? Read entire article...
January 21, 2005
Bonnie Langston, Freeman staff
The next Sunday salon at the Catskill home of Thomas Cole, founder of the famed 19th-century Hudson River School of painting, will be led by a man who learned of the artist a relatively short time ago and in a rather unusual venue - a New York City subway stop. Read entire article...
September 19, 2004
Restored studio paints a life
"Do you know that I have got a new painting-room?" wrote Thomas Cole to fellow painter Asher B. Durand near the end of 1839. "It answers pretty well ... and being removed from the noise and bustle of the house, is really charming." Read entire article...
September 12, 2004
Inside the artist's studio: Cole's work space being restored
Jonathan Ment, Freeman staff
An old barn behind the Thomas Cole house on Spring Street in Catskill has been an antiques shop, an apartment house and, yes, a residence for animals. Read entire article...
August 15, 2004
An American virtuoso of urgent visions
Timothy Cahill, Staff writer
"To walk with nature as a poet," wrote Thomas Cole, "is the necessary condition of a perfect artist." Read entire article...
March 6, 2004
Cole's 19th-century art studio getting a facelift
Fred Johnsen, Freeman staff
Thomas Edison had Menlo Park, Theodore Roosevelt had Sagamore Hill, and within these places were "inner sanctums." For Edison his laboratory, for Roosevelt his trophy room. Read entire article...