The Hudson River School acquired its name from a critic who intended it as a sly dig at the fact that the early painters of the movement painted scenes in and around the White Mountains, Peekskills, and Adirondacks of upper New York and New England. Later members of the school found themselves traveling farther and farther west; the actual location was always less important than the evocation of an unspoiled landscape as in this painting of "White Mountains, Mt. Chocorua" by the father of the movement, Thomas Cole (1779-1851).
Created by: Cole, Thomas
Artist and adventurer, Guy Coheleach has often let his quest for authenticity lead him into dangerous encounters, including being run down by an elephant while filming a PBS documentary on his work. Born in New York, Coheleach trained at the Cooper Union School of Art, but it's the broad international array of his animal subjects that have made him one of the most popular wildlife artists in the world. In "White on White: Snowy Owl," he demonstrates his mastery of a sophisticated and difficult painting technique while also celebrating a domestic species.
Created by: Coheleach, Guy
Scholar Brian Dippie has identified this sculpture, sometimes entitled The Fallen Rider, as based upon an actual incident that Remington witnessed. Angry about being thrown, the cowboy tries to pull the horse to the ground by its ear. Remington explained that the rider did himself no favors; the horse reacted with a lashing kick that was fatal to the cowboy. Sand cast by the Henry-Bonnard Bronze Company, this early piece demonstrates Remington's constant obsession with issues of balance, the horse supported in its throes by only three points of contact at its two front hooves and its nose. Like most...
Created by: Remington, Frederic
William has an Armand Marseille bisque head, brown hair and brown eyes. He wears a black cutaway coat, which extends to the waist in front, then "cuts away" to tails in the back, hence the term "cutaway coat"; this was the most common coat for daily wear during the period. The notes say he is wearing a white waistcoat, but that is not evident in the photograph. His shirt would have been the conditional use is because I have nothing in Mrs. Gray's notes to verify this; it is speculation based on research about the period cotton, the finest of which were a finely woven type close...
Created by: Gray, Ruth Lewelling
Manufactured by: Armand Marseilles