The Tornado by Thomas Cole – A Painting a Day for 1 Year – Day 5

Thomas Cole. The Tornado. 1835. Oil on canvas. The Corcoran Gallery of Art, USA.

Thomas Cole (February 1, 1801 – February 11, 1848) was an English-born American artist. He is regarded as the founder of the Hudson River School, an American art movement that flourished in the mid-19th century. Cole’s Hudson River School, as well as his own work, was known for its realistic and detailed portrayal of American landscape and wilderness, which feature themes of romanticism and naturalism.

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One Response to The Tornado by Thomas Cole – A Painting a Day for 1 Year – Day 5

  1. segmation says:

    Nice blog about Thomas Cole. 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. Please check out my blog and let me know what you think! What a neat way to do Thomas Cole art and fun with it! http://segmation.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/thomas-cole-founder-of-the-hudson-river-school-www-segmation-com/

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