"The Persistence of Memory"

From the beginning of America's history, artists of all genres have turned to the myth of the garden and the surpassing beauty of the American landscape as a way to express certain ideas about the American character and America's destiny. Following is a small gallery of paintings which represent some of the manifestations of the landscape genre in the late 19th and 20th century.

Introduction | Tocqueville & the American Landscape | The Hudson River School | Iconography of the Hudson River School | Gallery of Paintings