Hudson River School Masterpieces Made Into USPS Stamps

Thomas Moran's Grand Canyon, 1912.
Thomas Moran's Grand Canyon, 1912.
(Nelson-Atkins Museum)
Four seminal 19th-century American artworks have become the latest Forever stamps issued by the United States Postal Service. 

The quartet of Hudson River School masterpieces appear in the "American Treasures" series available at post offices on Thursday.

The new series includes Art Institute of Chicago's Thomas Cole titled "Distant View of Niagara Falls" (1830); Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art’s Thomas Moran 1912 painting “Grand Canyon”; Asher B. Durand’s “Summer Afternoon” (1865) from the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and a Frederic Edwin Church painting, “Sunset” (1856), from the collection of the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute/ Art Resource, NY.

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