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  • Picturing America: Thomas Cole and the Birth of American Art
  • Hudson Talbott
  • English
  • 13 August 2017
  • 039954867X

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Picturing America: Thomas Cole and the Birth of American ArtThis fascinating look at artist Thomas Cole s life takes readers from his humble beginnings to his development of a new painting style that became America s first formal art movement the Hudson River school of paintingThomas 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 inThe 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 Hudson Talbott takes readers on a unique journey as he depicts the immigrant artist falling in love with and fighting to preserve his new country

About the Author: Hudson Talbott

Hudson Talbott wrote and illustrated From Wolf to Woof, United Tweets of America, River of Dreams, and It s All About Me ow, and has illustrated numerous picture books, including Newbery Honor winner Show Way by Jacqueline Woodson and Leonardo s Horse by Jean Fritz , an ALA Notable and VOYA Honor Book He lives in the Hudson Valley of New York and New York City