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Fine Artist: Thomas Cole When you think of the great painters throughout history, names like Michelangelo, Picasso, Monet and Warhol likely come to mind. But have you heard of Thomas Cole? Who Was Thomas Cole Cole, a British-American painter, known for its romantic portrayal of the American wilderness, should definitely be added to your list. In the mid-1800s, he became the first great American landscape painter. He even founded an artistic movement called the Hudson River School where he was based in New York state. Painting Style More than 200 years ago, Cole was living on the western bank of the Hudson River in the village of Catskill, NY. He would walk through the Northeast and sketch the landscape using...

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