Portrait - Thomas Cole
Portrait

Thomas Cole America's leading landscape painter during the first half of the nineteenth century, was born on February 1, 1801 in Bolton-le-Moor, England. Before emigrating with his family to the United States in 1818, he served as an engraver's assistant and as an apprentice to a designer of calico prints. Cole worked briefly as an engraver in Philadelphia before joining his family in Steubenville, Ohio, in 1819.

While in Ohio he apparently learned the rudiments of oil painting from an itinerant portrait painter named Stein. In 1823, during a stay in Pittsburgh, Cole began drawing from nature, creating closely observed and intensely expressive images of trees and branches.



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Van Rensselaer Manor House - Thomas Cole - www.thomas-cole.info
Van Rensselaer Manor House
The Temple of Segesta with the Artist Sketching - Thomas Cole - www.thomas-cole.info
The Temple of Segesta with the Artist Sketching
Sunset on the Arno - Thomas Cole - www.thomas-cole.info
Sunset on the Arno
View of L'Esperance on the Schoharie River - Thomas Cole - www.thomas-cole.info
View of L'Esperance on the Schoharie River
Study for 'Voyage of Life' - Thomas Cole - www.thomas-cole.info
Study for 'Voyage of Life'
View near Ticonderoga - Thomas Cole - www.thomas-cole.info
View near Ticonderoga
The Cross and the World: Study for 'Two Youths Enter... - Thomas Cole - www.thomas-cole.info
The Cross and the World: Study for 'Two Youths Enter...

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