Monday, June 19, 2017

The Hudson River School This Coming Sunday

On Sunday, June 25, Historic Hudson and the Columbia County Historical Society collaborate once again to present a slide show and conversation by Peter Jung about the artists and work of the Hudson River School (1825-1875).

Sanford Robinson Gifford|South Bay and Mt. Merino
Hudson River School painters--Thomas Cole, Sanford Robinson Gifford, Frederic Church, and others--captured some of the last moments of the virgin landscape inhabited by Native Americans before the European immigrants transformed true wilderness into farms and settlements. These artists believed that God was manifest in the form of the American landscape, and their reverence for the vistas before them are recorded in the paintings known as Hudson River School paintings. 
Jung has been a dealer in traditional American paintings for a quarter century, and during that time he has handled many examples of Hudson River School paintings. His dedication to Sanford Robinson Gifford (1823-1880), one of several Hudson River School painters closely associated with Hudson, inspired him, in 2008, to undertake the restoration of the Gifford family plot in the Hudson City Cemetery, where the artist is buried.

Sunday's event takes place at Stair Galleries, 549 Warren Street. The slide show, featuring sixty images, followed by a question-and-answer conversation begins at 5 p.m. A reception precedes the presentation at 4:30 p.m. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

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