Guest speaker Katherine Manthorne, Professor of Art History, Graduate Center, CUNY
This illustrated lecture highlights the adventurous 19th century women who shattered gender barriers to paint outdoors along the Hudson, in the Catskills and beyond. Some like Sarah Cole or Julia Hart Beers had brothers who were artists, but others like Louisa Davis Minot, Eliza Pratt Greatorex, or Fidelia Bridges charted their own courses as they pursued their passion for nature. Putting these women in dialogue with the male Hudson River painters represented in the Albany Institute of History and Art, we identify their distinctive contribution to the American landscape tradition.
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