Frederic Church and the Landscape Oil Sketch (Paperback)

Frederic Church and the Landscape Oil Sketch By Andrew Wilton, Christopher Riopelle (Contribution by), Katherine Bourguignon (Contribution by) Cover Image

Frederic Church and the Landscape Oil Sketch (Paperback)

By Andrew Wilton, Christopher Riopelle (Contribution by), Katherine Bourguignon (Contribution by)

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A key member of the Hudson River School, Frederic Church (1826 1900) rose to fame as the creator of some of America's most iconic landscape paintings. He also traveled abroad extensively, making trips to Jamaica, South America, Europe, and the Middle East. At home and away, Church made numerous" plein air "oil sketches of the landscapes he saw, some magnificent, some humble, many of them later subjects for his full-scale paintings.

"Frederic Church and the Landscape Oil Sketch" features some thirty sketches Church executed during his career. Many of these wonderful works come from Olana, the artist's magnificent home overlooking the Hudson River. As Andrew Wilton's essay explains, these informal and often spontaneous sketches played a vital role in the practice and pedagogy of landscape painting in American art just as they did in European art of the 19th century.

Andrew Wilton was formerly keeper and senior research fellow at Tate Britain. Katherine Bourguignon is the associate curator at the Terra Foundation for American Art Europe. Christopher Riopelle is curator of post 1800 paintings at the National Gallery, London."
Product Details ISBN: 9781857095500
ISBN-10: 1857095502
Publisher: National Gallery London
Publication Date: March 26th, 2013
Pages: 72
Language: English