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Thomas Doughty

 (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.

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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.

A 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  ...  Displaying 750 of 4920 characters.



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About  Thomas Doughty

Born:  1793 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died:   1856 - New York City
Known for:  landscape and some marine painting, graphics, illustration