Thomas Cole – Founder of the Hudson River School

Thomas Cole (1801-1848) was an American artist who is regarded as the Founder of the Hudson River School. This school represented an art movement that emphasized realistic and detailed portraits of the American landscape with themes of romanticism and naturalism. Thomas Cole was born in England, but moved to the United States as a youth. His talents for painting were soon discovered and his works focused on landscapes. He also painted allegorical works including his famous “”The Course of Empire”” serie

Patterns Included In This Set

The Oxbow

Titan’s Goblet

The Garden of Eden

Romantic Landscape with Ruined Tower

The Fountain of Vaucluse

The Course of Empire Consummation

The Savage State


The Departure

The Return

The Past

The Present

Italian Sunset

Il Penseroso

Home in the Woods

The Subsiding of the Waters of the Deluge

Views on the Catskill Early Autumn

Genesee Scenery

Mount Aetna from Taormina

Schroon Mountain

The Clove

Falls of Kaaterskill

A View near Tivoli

A Wild Scene

American Lake Scene

Arch of Nero

Autumn in the Catskills

Cross at Sunset

Frenchman’s Bay Mt. Desert Island

Indian Pass Tahawus

Interior of the Colosseum

Kaaterskill Falls

Lake with Dead Trees


Prometheus Bound

Sunny Morning on the Hudson River

The Notch of the White Mountains

Voyage of Life – Youth

View Across Frenchman’s Bay

Catskill Mountain House

Italian Coast Scene with Ruined Tower

Self Portrait