Picturing America: Thomas Cole and the Birth of American Art

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Picturing America: Thomas Cole and the Birth of American Art

by Hudson Talbott

First Release:

October 2018

ISBN: 9780399548673

Thomas Cole was always looking for something new to draw. Born in England during the Industrial Revolution, he was fascinated by tales of the American countryside, and was ecstatic to move there in 1818. The life of an artist was difficult at first, however Thomas kept his dream alive by drawing constantly and seeking out other artists. But everything changed for him when he was given a ticket for a boat trip up the Hudson River to see the wilderness of the Catskill Mountains. The haunting beauty of the landscape sparked his imagination and would inspire him for the rest of his life. The majestic paintings that followed struck a chord with the public and drew other artists to follow in his footsteps, in the first art movement born in America. His landscape paintings also started a conversation on how to protect the country 's wild beauty.

Reproductions of Thomas Cole paintings. Full-color illustrations done in watercolors, colored pencil, and ink.

 
  • ISBN: 9780399548673
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: Hardcover edition
    Publisher: Nancy Paulsen
    Page Count: 32
    Trim Size: 9" x 10 1/2"
    Lexile: Level: 820L
    Genre: Nonfic
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