Worthy of the Ages
10 Mar — 8 Apr 2017 at the Questroyal Fine Art in New York, United States
This spring, Questroyal Fine Art offers American art lovers the rare opportunity to view an exceptional, comprehensive exhibition of Hudson River School paintings. Over 125 works by leaders of the movement will be on view at 903 Park Avenue from March 10 through April 8 in Worthy of the Ages: Important Hudson River School Paintings.
Although less prominent in today’s headlines than some later movements, the Hudson River School has endured as the foundation of American landscape painting and is at the core of some of the most important collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the White House. Painters who strove to define American art in the nineteenth century and found inspiration in the unique landscapes of their developing nation will be displayed in Questroyal’s expansive galleries. Included are multiple examples by masters such as Albert Bierstadt, Jasper Francis Cropsey, Asher B. Durand, Sanford Robinson Gifford, George Inness, John Frederick Kensett, Thomas Moran, and William Trost Richards.
The exhibition will feature a highlight on the Tenth Street Studio Building. Built at 15 Tenth Street in 1857, it was the first project of its kind in the United States and united many of the Hudson River School painters under one roof. A premier location to both work and exhibit, the Tenth Street Studio Building was the unofficial headquarters of the Hudson River School and a number of artists in Questroyal’s exhibition were key residents, including Bierstadt, Gifford, Jervis McEntee, and Worthington Whittredge.