Worthington (Thomas) Whittredge
(1820 - 1910)
Worthington (Thomas) Whittredge was active/lived in New Jersey, New York, Ohio. Worthington Whittredge is known for landscape, portrait, marine, and genre painting.
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Biography Worthington (Thomas) Whittredge
Born in a log cabin and raised on a farm near Springfield, Ohio, on the
sparsely settled frontier, Worthington Whittredge was to later
establish himself as one of the foremost painters of the Second
Generation Hudson River School* painters. His artwork incorporates
the topographical style of the Hudson River School with the use of
light and color typical of the French Barbizon* School and
Impressionism. His subjects include the Catskill Mountains in New
York and the White Mountains in New Hampshire, in addition to the Great
Plains of the American West.
Growing up as a trapper and hunter
in Ohio, he had little formal art education. In 1837, at age 17, he
went to Cincinnati to work with a brother-in-law, Almon Ba
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