|Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014 - 9:30 AM
"Frederic Church's Olana In Hudson River Valley, Ny"
David visits Olana, Frederic Church's Persian-inspired home in the Hudson River Valley, painting the expansive vista of the Hudson River Valley. The Hudson River Painters, considered the first American school of painting, were profoundly influenced by European traditions, especially the Ideal Italian landscapes of Claude Lorrain. They were popular from 1825 to 1875 and gave Americans their pictorial sense of national identity. D