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Thomas ColeFive kids, a farm, and dizzying allegory

Thomas Cole was a U.S. artist born in 1801. Cole contributed to the Hudson River School movement and died in 1848. Get notified when Thomas Cole's biography is complete:

Distant View of Niagara Falls

1830

The Titan's Goblet

1833

The Course of Empire 1: The Savage State

1834

The Course of Empire 2: The Pastoral State

1834

The Course of Empire 5: Desolation

1836

The Course of Empire 3: The Consummation of Empire

1835-1836

The Course of Empire 4: Destruction

1836

The Oxbow

1836

The good, the enlightened of all ages and nations, have found pleasure and consolation in the beauty of the rural earth.

Essay on American Scenery

1836

Notch of the White Mountains (Crawford Notch)

1839

The Dream of the Architect

1840

The Voyage of Life: Childhood

1842

The Voyage of Life: Youth

1842

The Voyage of Life: Manhood

1842

The Temple of Segesta with the Artist Sketching

1841-1842

The Voyage of Life: Old Age

1842

The pleasure of traveling, it seems to me, is chiefly experienced after the journey is over; when we can sit down by our own snug fire-side, free from all fatigues and annoyances...

Sicilian Scenery and Antiquities — Part 1

1844

We see that nations have sprung from obscurity, risen to glory, and decayed. Their rise has in general been marked by virtue; their decadence by vice, vanity, and licentiousness. Let us beware!

Sicilian Scenery and Antiquities — Part 2

1844