Hudson River: America's First Art Movement

American History Hit

Apr 6 2023 • 27 mins

English-born artist Thomas Cole emigrated to the United States in 1818. Six years later he began what is now known as the Hudson River School, which became the first art movement of the United States.. Betsy Jacks, director of the Thomas Cole National Historic Site, tells Don how these artists captured the country's awe-inspiring natural beauty, at a time when the US was rapidly industrialising. Framing an image of America that would illustrate the spirit of the continent and the nation that sought to conquer it.

Produced and mixed by Benjie Guy. Senior Producer: Charlotte Long.

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