Hudson River Valley, oil on canvas, 9.5"x13", s.l.l. "W. Hart 1851"
Expansive landscape, s.l.l. Hart 67 or 69,
oil on canvas laid on board, 29"x24"
Born in Scotland. He and his brother moved to the United States in 1831. Painted lovely, idyllic scenes in Albany during the "golden age," a brief artistic time for that region. Moved to New York City and opened studio. Later, moved to Brooklyn and became Brooklyns best-known long time resident landscape paint and a Hudson River School artist.
Studied: Self-taught until age 18, then studied with brother James M. Hart in Munich; with Schirmer in Dusseldorf.
Member: Brooklyn Academy of Design (was first president in 1865); National Academy, 1858; AWCS (founder).
Exhibited: New York City; Philadelphia; Washington, D.C. and Boston.
In the Collection of: United States Department of the Interior; Detroit Institute of Arts; MMA; Albright Knox Museum; Arnot Art Museum; Montclair Art Museum; Newark Museum; Heckscher Museum; Brooklyn Museum; Cornell University; Grand Rapids Art Museum; Joslyn Art Museum; Columbus Museum, GA; Hunter Museum of Art; Worcester Art Museum; George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Smithsonian American Art Museum and many other museums. Dartmouth College; Washington University; Yale University; University of Southern California; University of Minnesota and many others.
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