Today's Hours
Museum: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Gardens: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Today's Hours
Museum: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Gardens: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Edge of the Hill, The
The Edge of the Hill
The career of George Inness (1825-1894) is a lesson in American art history. Beginning as a Hudson River School-style painter, he later became a proponent of first the American Barbizon school and then Tonalism, always adapting each movement into his own unique version. Strongly influenced by the teachings of Emanuel Swedenborg, he used his depictions of nature to express his own spiritual concepts. The increasing abstraction of his later works, like "The Edge of the Hill", have led some to call him a precursor of Modernism.