Thomas Doughty (artist)
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. 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.
View toward the Hudson River, 1839, Princeton University Art Museum
Landscape after Ruisdael, ca. 1846, Brooklyn Museum
A River Glimpse, 1842-1850, Metropolitan Museum of Art
- 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):
- An exhibition catalog available as a full-text PDF from The Metropolitan Museum of Art Libraries
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