Thomas Cole was a renowned American Romantic landscape painter who founded the Hudson River School. Born in Bolton-le-Moors, England, in 1801, Cole immigrated to the US with his family in 1818. He was known for portraying American landscapes and history in his paintings.
Cole’s early works showcased his observation of nature and its beauty. His love for nature made him one of the first environmentalists of his time. His most famous works included depictions of the Catskills, White Mountains, Adirondacks, and coast of Maine.
Cole traveled to Europe multiple times to study art under European masters and draw inspiration from some of their techniques while developing his own style. In 1836 he married Maria Bartow and had a child named Theodore Alexander.
Unfortunately, Cole died at the young age of 47 in Catskill, NY; however, he left behind an incredible legacy that greatly influenced later generations’ landscape painting style. His unique vision has helped define much of what we know as American art today.
All Thomas Cole Artwork on Artchive
|The Voyage Of Life: Youth||1842||Oil On Canvas|
|Genesee Scenery||1847||Oil On Canvas|
|The Voyage Of Life: Childhood||1842||Oil On Canvas|
|Mount Aetna From Taormina||1844||Oil On Canvas|
|Falls of Kaaterskill||1826||Oil on Canvas|
|The Clove, Catskills||c. 1827||Oil on Canvas|
|View from Mount Holyoke, Northampton, Massachusetts, after a Thunderstorm (The Oxbow)||1836||Oil on Canvas|
|View on the Catskill - Early Autumn||1837||Oil on Canvas|
|Schroon Mountain, Adirondacks||1838||Oil on Canvas|
|The Voyage of Life Old Age||1842||Oil on Canvas|
|The Course of Empire Desolation||1836||Oil on Canvas|
|The Course of Empire The Savage State||1834||Oil on Canvas|
|The Departure||1838||Oil on Canvas|
|The Return||1838||Oil on Canvas|