Thomas Cole

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Thomas Cole

The Course of Empire represents how the civilization appears when it matures and collapses. It is important because it helped the United States realize that this is what symbolizes this imaginary world's history.

The Voyage of Life Series represents the religious journies along the "River of Life." It is important because it helped the United States study the painting for the important lessons it holds.

Thomas Cole, often called the "Father of the Hudson River School of Art", was born on February 1, 1801 in Bolton-le-Moors, Lancashire, England. His family emigrated to the United States in 1818. He worked as a portrait artist in his early years. In 1825, he began painting small landscapes. Cole then had a relationship with Luman Reed and made a series of paintings called "The Course of Empire." In 1839 Cole agreed to make another series known as "The Voyage of Life." On February 11, 1848 Thomas Cole died in the Main House at Cedar Grove.

Thomas Cole

Sources-http://www.thomascole.org/biography-of-thomas-cole/-http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/cole/hd_cole.htm

Contributions:- The Course of Empire Series- The Voyage of Life Series-The Oxbow

The Oxbow represents the struggle between wilderness and civilization. It is important because it helped the United States see that it has two persepectives. One that gives feelings of danger and fear and one that depicts nature created by God.


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