Idyllic America: Landscape Paintings

America has no shortage of beautiful vistas, and thankfully, a number of amazingly talented landscape painters to capture them forever on canvas, as well. Here is a sampling of 15 famous and idyllic landscape paintings from American artists around the height of the industrial revolution. You won’t find many signs of human interference in these romantic depictions, however.

Albert Bierstadt – Mount Corcoran, 1876-1877
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Julie Hart Beers – Hudson River at Croton Point, 1869
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Frederic Edwin Church – Niagara, 1857
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William Trost Richards – October, 1863
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Jasper Francis Cropsey – Autumn – On the Hudson River, 1860
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Asher Brown Durand – A Pastoral Scene, 1858
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Asher Brown Durand – Forest in the Morning Light, 1855
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Thomas Cole – Tornado in an American Forest, 1831
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Albert Bierstadt – Buffalo Trail: The Impending Storm, 1869
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Kenyon Cox – Flying Shadows, 1883
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Martin Johnson Heade – Sunlight and Shadow: The Newbury Marshes, 1871/1875
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Paul Weber – Scene in the Catskills, 1858
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Alexander Helwig Wyant – Peaceful Valley, 1872
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Thomas Doughty – Fanciful Landscape, 1834
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Albert Bierstadt – Among the Sierra Nevada, California, 1868
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