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Hudson River School

Hudson River School

The Wadsworth Atheneum has one of the largest collections of Hudson River School paintings, including over 65 works by the movement’s noteworthy artists such as Thomas Cole, Frederic Edwin Church, and Albert Bierstadt. The collection was formed by the museum’s founder Daniel Wadsworth, along with Elizabeth Colt and other 19th century art patrons who collected and commissioned works directly from the artists.