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List of famous Hudson River School artists, with images, bios, and information about their notable works. All the greatest artists associated with the Hudson River School movement are included here, along with clickable names for more details on that particular painter or sculptor. These notable Hudson River School period artists are organized alphabetically, but you may sort this information by clicking any column. Every well-known or influential figure in this movement is listed below. You can use the artists in this factual list to create a new list, re-rank it to fit your views, then share it with your Facebook friends, Twitter followers or with any other social networks you use on a regular basis. Thomas Doughty and Thomas Moran are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list (28 items)
Albert Bierstadt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Hudson River School Artists
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Albert Bierstadt (January 7, 1830 – February 18, 1902) was a German-American painter best known for his lavish, sweeping landscapes of the American West. He joined several journeys of the Westward Expansion to paint the scenes. He was not the first artist to record the sites, but he was the foremost painter of them for the remainder of the 19th century. Bierstadt was born in Prussia, but his family moved to the United States when he was 1. He returned to study painting for several years in Düsseldorf. He became part of the Hudson River School in New York, an informal group of like-minded painters who started painting along the Hudson River. Their style was based on carefully detailed ...more on Wikipedia

Artworks: The Last of the Buffalo, The Rocky Mountains, Lander's Peak, A Storm in the Rocky Mountains, Mt. Rosalie, + more

Birthplace: Solingen, Germany

Associated periods or movements: Luminism, Romanticism, Hudson River School

Nationality: United States of America, Germany

Art Forms: Painting

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J. Alden Weir is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Hudson River School Artists
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Julian Alden Weir (August 30, 1852 – December 8, 1919) was an American impressionist painter and member of the Cos Cob Art Colony near Greenwich, Connecticut. Weir was also one of the founding members of "The Ten", a loosely allied group of American artists dissatisfied with professional art organizations, who banded together in 1898 to exhibit their works as a stylistically unified group. ...more on Wikipedia

Artworks: The Factory Village, The Red Bridge, The Bridge: Nocturne, Idle Hours, The Plaza: Nocturne, + more

Birthplace: West Point, New York

Associated periods or movements: American Impressionism, Ten American Painters, Impressionism, Tile Club, Hudson River School

Nationality: United States of America

Art Forms: Painting

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George Caleb Bingham is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Hudson River School Artists
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George Caleb Bingham (March 20, 1811 – July 7, 1879) was an American artist, soldier and politician known in his lifetime as "the Missouri Artist". Initially a Whig, he was elected as a delegate to the Missouri legislature before the American Civil War where he fought the extension of slavery westward. During that war, although born in Virginia, Bingham was dedicated to the Union cause and became captain of a volunteer company which helped keep the state from joining the Confederacy, and then served four years as Missouri's Treasurer. During his final years, Bingham held several offices in Kansas City, while also serving as Missouri's Adjutant General. His paintings of American frontier life ...more on Wikipedia

Artworks: Washington Crossing the Delaware, The County Election, Raftsmen Playing Cards, Daniel Boone Escorting Settlers through the Cumberland Gap, Fur Traders Descending the Missouri

Birthplace: Virginia, United States of America

Associated periods or movements: Luminism, Hudson River School

Nationality: United States of America

Art Forms: Painting

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Sanford Robinson Gifford is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Hudson River School Artists
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Sanford Robinson Gifford (July 10, 1823 – August 29, 1880) was an American landscape painter and one of the leading members of the Hudson River School. Gifford's landscapes are known for their emphasis on light and soft atmospheric effects, and he is regarded as a practitioner of Luminism, an offshoot style of the Hudson River School. Not to be confused with artist Robert Swain Gifford (1840–1905), no apparent relation. ...more on Wikipedia

Artworks: A Gorge in the Mountains, Lake Nemi, Italy, Cows in a Pond at Sunset, Mist Rising at Sunset in the Catskills, + more

Birthplace: Greenfield, New York

Associated periods or movements: Luminism, Hudson River School

Nationality: United States of America

Art Forms: Painting

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