This exhibition, curated by the Gibbes Museum of Art, highlights magnificent Hudson River School landscapes from the private collection of Ann and Lee Higdon. The Hudson River School is the first native school of painting in the United States. The majority of the works depict serene scenes which celebrate the picturesque beauty of our nation and reflect the collective desire of the Hudson River painters to develop a uniquely American visual language, independent of European schools of painting. with a discerning eye for quality, the Higdon collection features significant American artists
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Alexandria Museum of Art
30th September Competition
June 2 – September 22, 2017
The late 19th and early 20th centuries were a time of great development in the United States. It was during this time that America truly began to develop an artistic style distinct from the work of European artists. During this time, many American artists brought Impressionism from Europe and began making it their own, forming art circles and colonies and establishing a collective identity in a sense. American Impressionism was more cosmopolitan than European, highlighting qualities of America’s new urbanization. This style paved the way for realist painters such a
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