The Hudson River School continues to be celebrated as the first true movement in American art. Once disparagingly named by British critics to refer to a group of New York landscape painters, the movement flourished in the late nineteenth century, representing a growing appreciation for depictions of the American wilderness. Encouraged by the transcendentalist ideology of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau, the Hudson River School painters applied the idea of the sublime to American landscape painting. Their success is evident in the enduring love for Hudson River School paintings among today’s collectors, who continue to appreciate and acquire these works.
The continuing legacy of these masters is evident in the ongoing success of Questroyal Fine Art’s annual Hudson River School show, one of the most anticipated exhibitions among American collectors. No Boundaries: Important Hudson River School Paintings, which opened at Questroyal Fine Art on March 11, is a rare opportunity to see some of the finest examples of the Hudson River School in one exhibition. Comprised of over ninety paintings, the exhibit brings together some of the best works of painters such as Albert Bierstadt, Alfred Thompson Bricher, Jasper Francis Cropsey, Asher B. Durand, John Frederick Kensett, Sanford Robinson Gifford, and Thomas Moran, among others. In the words of Lou Salerno, “To all those who cherish the meditative solace found hiking in the woods, the tranquility of a mountain lake, and the enchanting stillness of the night, their universal language will forever be understood.”
To request a copy of the exhibition catalogue, No Boundaries: Important Hudson River School Paintings, visit our website at www.questroyalfineart.com/publications.
No Boundaries: Important Hudson River School Paintings
Questroyal Fine Art, LLC
Through April 9, 2016