Tim Barringer is Paul Mellon Professor of the History of Art at Yale University.

View from Mount Holyoke, Northampton, Massachusetts, after a Thunderstorm – The Oxbow (1836), Thomas Cole. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Return to the source – the invention of American landscape painting

The painters of the Hudson River School are now firmly recognised as pioneers of American art – and inspiring a new generation of artists

1 Jun 2015