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Albany Institute to host exhibit on Hudson River School of art

This 1868 oil on canvas, about 20 by 32 inches, was signed by J.F. Cropsey. It is part of “Making of the Hudson River School” at the Albany Institute of History & Art.
This 1868 oil on canvas, about 20 by 32 inches, was signed by J.F. Cropsey. It is part of “Making of the Hudson River School” at the Albany Institute of History & Art.
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Art historians are guessing when they tell you it was New York Times critic Clarence Cook who first made up the term “Hudson River School.” What they are much more certain of is that Cook, or perhaps it was painter Homer D. Martin, used the phrase sometime in the 1870s. And when they used it, they meant it in a disparaging way. “It’s a term that had a pejorative connotation, and it wasn’t evened coined ...


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