Hudson River School | American Art Exhibition | American Landscape Painting

Headlining Stars of the Hudson River Valley at the Fitchburg Art Museum!

Chelsea DeLay | September 20th, 2012 | Posted in News

The Westmoreland Museum of Art has temporarily cleared a huge amount of wall-space by loaning over one hundred masterpieces of American art to the Fitchburg Art Museum for part of its upcoming exhibition, entitled American Scenery: Different Views in Hudson River School Painting. Painted by the crème of the crop of the Hudson River School artists, featured works highlight the talents of American landscape painters Thomas Cole, John Frederick Kensett, William Trost Richards, John William Casilear, Asher B. Durand, William Sonntag, and Frederic Edwin Church. Different Views in Hudson River School Painting incorporates a substantial amount of 19th century American paintings to highlight the important social, economic, and political changes the nation underwent during the Civil War.

 

Xanthus Russell Smith, “Admiral DuPont’s Naval Machine Shop, 1863-65,” Questroyal Fine Art

 

Chelsea DeLay is a Researcher at Questroyal Fine Art. Chelsea earned her MA in art business at Sotheby’s Institute of Art in New York, and her BA in art history and classical studies. Her interest in American paintings first began while working at an auction house on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, and has multiplied exponentially since joining the Questroyal team.