Thomas Doughty (artist)

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Thomas Tabor Doughty
BornJuly 19, 1793
DiedJuly 22, 1856
Resting placeGreenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York
Known forLandscape paintings and lithography
MovementAssociated with the Hudson River School

Thomas Doughty (July 19, 1793 – July 22, 1856) was an American artist associated with the Hudson River School.[1][2][3]


Born in Philadelphia, Thomas Doughty was the first American artist to work exclusively as a landscapist and was successful both for his skill and the fact that Americans were turning their interest to landscape. He was known for his quiet, often atmospheric landscapes of the rivers and mountains of Pennsylvania, New York, New England, and especially the Hudson River Valley. [4] He taught himself how to paint while apprenticing for a leather manufacturer. In 1827 he was elected into the National Academy of Design as an Honorary Academician.

He worked mostly in Philadelphia, but also lived and worked in Boston and New York. [5]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Antiques Magazine Painters of the Hudson River School
  2. ^ Hudson River School Artists
  3. ^ Encyclopedia Britannica
  4. ^ Oxford Reference, Hudson River School
  5. ^ "Thomas Doughty". National Gallery of Art. Retrieved November 9, 2016.

Further reading[edit]

  • Goodyear, Frank, Jr. "Life and Art of Thomas Doughty." Master's thesis, University of Delaware, 1969.
  • American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970.
  • Walker, John Alan. "Thomas Doughty: Chronology and Checklist." Fine Art Source Material Newsletter 1 (January 1971): 5, no. 41.
  • Goodyear, Frank, Jr. Thomas Doughty 1793-1856: An American Pioneer in Landscape Painting. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia; Philadelphia, 1973: 17, 26, no.28.
  • Howat, John K. "The Thomas Doughty Exhibition." American Art Review 1 (January–February 1974):

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