As more territories joined the United States during the nineteenth century, artists made images that celebrated the various types of landscape found in different parts of the country. This free lecture by Michael Cassin, director of the Clark's Center for Education in the Visual Arts, looks at the work of painters such as Winslow Homer, Frederic Church, Albert Bierstadt and the Hudson River School- painters who recorded the splendors of the North American landscape, from New England to the Rockies, from sea to shining sea.
IMAGE: Winslow Homer (American, 1836-1910), Two Guides, 1877. Oil on canvas, 24 1/4 x 38 1/4 in. (61.6 x 97.2 cm). Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1955.3.