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[Past Event] Hudson River School (p.5)

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Course Description:

Artists influenced by the Hudson River School in the 19th century not only created magnificent paintings, they were among America's first environmentalists. Through their artwork, activism and their association with naturalists and writers, they focused their nascent country's attention on the importance of preserving nature. This course will cover the painters Thomas Cole, Frederic Edwin Church, Robert Duncanson, Thomas Hill, Thomas Moran, and William Keith, three of whom created paintings in the Monterey Bay area. We will consider the influences on these artists of naturalists/writers such as William Cullen Bryant, Alexander von Humboldt, Sir Walter Scott, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and John Muir.


Tuition: $25.00

Additional Fees: $0.00

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Wednesdays, Feb. 3, 10 *10:00-11:30am* (2 sessions)


We'll meet online via Zoom. Zoom is free and easy to use. OLLI will walk you through the steps. Prior to each Zoom meeting (class), you will receive an email with specific details on that meeting.


Cynthia Wagner Weick, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus, Management at University of the Pacific, where she authored over 30 publications. Weick has a lifelong interest in art, and recently co-authored a book on artists who painted in the Monterey Bay area in the late 19th through the mid-20th century.