Matthew Coolidge on the Hudson River School

Artists on Artists Lecture Series

October 29, 2007    add to my calendar

Matthew Coolidge lives and works in Los Angeles, where he is the Founder and Director of the Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI). His two recent books are Back to the Bay: An Examination of the Shoreline of the San Francisco Bay Region (2001) and Overlook: Exploring the Internal Fringes of America with the Center for Land Use Interpretation (2006).

The Hudson River Valley has been in inspiration to many artists over the last few centuries with its majestic beauty and rolling landscape. In the nineteenth century, many of the painters who captured that beauty became known as the Hudson River School. The Hudson River School drawings in Dia Art Foundation's collection were first acquired by artist Dan Flavin with Dia's support. The collection includes drawings and related oil sketches by American landscape artists John Frederick Kensett, James David Smillie, Jasper Francis Cropsey, Sanford Robinson Gifford, and Aaron Draper Shattuck.

Made possible by a grant from Art for Art's Sake, New York, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, this series, established in 2001, highlights the work of contemporary artists from the perspective of their colleagues and peers, and focuses on artists in Dia's collection and exhibition programs. 
 

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Matthew Coolidge lives and works in Los Angeles, where he is the Founder and Director of the Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI). His two recent books are Back to the Bay: An Examination of the Shoreline of the San Francisco Bay Region (2001) and Overlook: Exploring the Internal Fringes of America with the Center for Land Use Interpretation (2006).

The Hudson River Valley has been in inspiration to many artists over the last few centuries with its majestic beauty

 
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