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Gaetano Chierici | Genre painter

Gaetano Chierici (1838-1920) was an Italian painter🎨, mainly of genre works🎨.
He was born in Reggio Emilia, and attended the Reggio Emilia School of Fine Arts in 1850 and 1851.
Chierici continued his studies at the academies of Modena and Florence before completing his training in Bologna under the guidance of Giulio Cesare Ferrari.
His early work was in Italy influenced by the Neo-classicism of his uncle, the artist Alfonso Chierici and of Adeodato Malatesta, but subsequently by the innovations of the Macchiaioli painters🎨.



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Josef Lauer | Still Life painter

Josef Lauer was born 1818 in Vienna. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in the class of Sebastian Wegmayr, Joseph Mössmer, Thomas Ender and Franz Steinfeld.
Lauer focused on painting still lifes with flowers and fruits, where he was the first depicting floral still lifes integrated in landscapes.
His first exhibition was 1840, then he showed his works in different exhibitions also at the Austrian Kunstverein.
Since 1861 he was also a member of the Viennese Künstlerhaus. He lived and worked solely in Vienna.
Josef Lauer died 1881 in Vienna.



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Thomas Moran | Hudson River School

Thomas Moran [1837-1926] was a British🎨-born American painter🎨 and printmaker of the Hudson River School🎨 in New York whose work often featured the Rocky Mountains.
Moran and his family took residence in New York where he obtained work as an artist. A talented illustrator and exquisite colorist, Moran was hired as an illustrator at Scribner's Monthly.
During the late 1860s, he was appointed the chief illustrator of the magazine, a position that helped him launch his career as one of the premier painters of the American landscape.
Moran along with Albert Bierstadt🎨, Thomas Hill and William Keith are sometimes referred to as belonging to the Rocky Mountain School of landscape painters because of all of the Western landscapes made by this group.



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Worthington Whittredge | Hudson River School painter

Worthington Whittredge, in full Thomas Worthington Whittredge, (born May 22, 1820, Springfield, Ohio, U.S. - died February 25, 1910, Summit, New Jersey), American🎨 landscape painter associated with the Hudson River school🎨.
Whittredge, originally a house painter, took up portraiture and landscape painting about 1838. Beginning in 1849 he spent five years in Düsseldorf, Germany, and five years in Rome, where he posed for Emanuel Leutze, who used him as the model for George Washington in Washington Crossing the Delaware (1851).



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Thomas Cole | Hudson River School painter

Thomas Cole (1801-1848)🎨 inspired the generation of American landscape painters that came to be known as the Hudson River School🎨.
Born in Bolton-le-Moors, Lancashire, England, in 1801, at the age of seventeen he emigrated with his family to the United States, first working as a wood engraver in Philadelphia before going to Steubenville, Ohio, where his father had established a wallpaper manufacturing business.



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Hudson River School of painter

Hudson River school, large group of American landscape painters of several generations who worked between about 1825-1870.
The name, applied retrospectively, refers to a similarity of intent rather than to a geographic location, though many of the older members of the group drew inspiration from the picturesque Catskill region north of New York City, through which the Hudson River flows.
An outgrowth of the Romantic movement, the Hudson River school was the first native school of painting in the United States; it was strongly nationalistic both in its proud celebration of the natural beauty of the American landscape and in the desire of its artists to become independent of European schools of painting.

Thomas Moran🎨 (1837-1926)


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Samuel Colman | Romantic painter

Samuel Colman (March 4, 1832 - March 26, 1920) was an American painter🎨, interior designer, and writer, probably best remembered for his paintings of the Hudson River.
Born in Portland, Maine, Colman moved to New York City with his family as a child. His father opened a bookstore, attracting a literate clientele that may have influenced Colman's artistic development. He is believed to have studied briefly under the Hudson River School painter Asher Durand, and he exhibited his first work at the National Academy of Design in 1850.
By 1854 he had opened his own New York City studio. The following year he was elected an associate member of the National Academy, with full membership bestowed in 1862.