New York painting exhibition at national gallery

Date Posted: 10/02/2013

The beauty and natural surroundings of New York State are depicted in a major exhibition of paintings at the National Gallery in London, running until 28th April.

Through American Eyes: Frederic Church and the Landscape Oil Sketch highlights the work of Frederick Edwin Church (1862-1900) a leading member of the Hudson River School of landscape painters from the mid 19th century.

The free exhibition brings together around 25 oil sketches including 13 loaned from his home, Olana in Hudson in New York State. Many of the Olana paintings have never been exhibited before.

The work of the Hudson River School of painters depicts the beautiful landscapes of the Hudson River Valley and surrounding areas such as Catskill and the Adirondacks.

The National Gallery offers a range of free resources and training courses for school groups.

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Pictured: Taken from Frederic Edwin Church, Winter Twilight from Olana, c. 1871-72, oil on off-white academy board, 10 1/16 x 13 in., OL.1976.4, Collection Olana State Historic Site, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

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