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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The Course of Empire: The Arcadian or Pastoral State... - Thomas Cole - www.thomas-cole.info
The Course of Empire: The Arcadian or Pastoral State...
The Voyage of Life: Manhood - Thomas Cole - www.thomas-cole.info
The Voyage of Life: Manhood
Landscape Composition, Italian Scenery - Thomas Cole - www.thomas-cole.info
Landscape Composition, Italian Scenery
The Voyage of Life: Old Age - Thomas Cole - www.thomas-cole.info
The Voyage of Life: Old Age
The Course of the Empire: Desolation - Thomas Cole - www.thomas-cole.info
The Course of the Empire: Desolation
The Picnic   1846 - Thomas Cole - www.thomas-cole.info
The Picnic 1846
The Course of the Empire: The Savage State - Thomas Cole - www.thomas-cole.info
The Course of the Empire: The Savage State
Prometheus Bound - Thomas Cole - www.thomas-cole.info
Prometheus Bound
An Evening in Arcadia - Thomas Cole - www.thomas-cole.info
An Evening in Arcadia
Expulsion - Moon and Firelight - Thomas Cole - www.thomas-cole.info
Expulsion - Moon and Firelight
Sketch for 'Dream of Arcadia' - Thomas Cole - www.thomas-cole.info
Sketch for 'Dream of Arcadia'
Expulsion from the Garden of Eden, 1828 - Thomas Cole - www.thomas-cole.info
Expulsion from the Garden of Eden, 1828

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