Women Artists of the Hudson River School Featured in Exhibition at Worcester Art Museum

  • September 26, 2018 12:21

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Albert Bierstadt, Autumn Woods, 1886.
New-York Historical Society

In 2010, Thomas Cole National Historic Site, with art dealer Jennifer C. Krieger of Hawthorne Fine Art, organized Remember the Ladies: Women Artists of the Hudson River School, the first known exhibition ever to focus solely on women artists associated with the 19th century landscape painting movement.

The women artists who contributed to America's first native art movement are receiving fresh recognition, with a show featuring a rediscovered and notable early work (1818). Writes Nancy Sheehan, "A new show at Worcester Art Museum [Mass.] of Hudson River School painters features its most famous artists, like Louisa Davis Minot and Mary Josephine Walters. 

Louisa Davis Minot, Niagara Falls, 1818.
New-York Historical Society

You’ve never heard of them?

Don’t worry. The Poetry of Nature: Hudson River School Landscapes from the New-York Historical Society, which runs through Nov. 25, also includes the most famous painters of the group, which is, historically, an all-male cast that includes “founding fathers” Thomas Cole and Asher B. Durand. One of the more interesting aspects of the WAM exhibition of 40 unquestionably gorgeous paintings, however, is the inclusion of one work each from the above-mentioned female landscapists, whose contributions have been largely unheralded and, in Minot’s case, only recently discovered."

Read more about Minot’s 1818 painting of Niagara Falls, and the other works in the show, in Sheehan's article in The Telegram.

The exhibition also includes seminal works by Cole, Durand, Albert Bierstadt, Jasper Cropsey, John F. Kensett, William T. Richards, and other artists.

Read more at Telegram

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