(1793 - 1856)
Thomas Doughty was active/lived in District Of Columbia, New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts / Europe. Thomas Doughty is known for landscape and some marine painting, graphics, illustration.
Biography Thomas Doughty
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,
especially the Hudson River Valley, and New England.
criticism of his work was that "there was often more of Doughty in his
landscapes than there was of the location he painted." His landscapes
were popular early in his career, but he was surpassed by Thomas Cole
and other Hudson River painters in the view of a public that wearied of
his work that was perceived as "over-mannered and too unspecific
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