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James McDougal Hart

 (1828 - 1901)
James McDougal Hart was active/lived in New York.  James Hart is known for bucolic landscape with cattle, genre, and figure painting.

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James McDougal Hart


Born in Kilmarnock, Scotland, James Hart was a leading figure of the second generation Hudson River School painters and was known for idyllic landscapes, especially with cows.  His family emigrated to Albany, New York in 1830 when he was age two, and Hart, at age 15, apprenticed to a sign and banner painter in Albany. Later he switched to portrait painting.

At age 22, he went to Germany and enrolled in the Dusseldorf Art Academy for three years and returned to Albany where he opened a studio and taught and painted until 1857 when he established a studio in New York City.  There members of the newly rich, post-Civil War society were delighted with his serene, rural landscapes.  It was a time when New York "sw  ...  Displaying 750 of 4486 characters.



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About  James McDougal Hart

Born:  1828 - Kilmarnock, Scotland
Died:   1901 - Brooklyn, New York
Known for:  bucolic landscape with cattle, genre, and figure painting