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Speaker: Nancy Knechtel
Celebrated as one of America's preeminent landscape painters, Thomas Cole (1801–1848) was born in northern England at the start of the Industrial Revolution, immigrated to the United States in his youth, and traveled extensively throughout England and Italy as a young artist
He returned to America to create some of his most ambitious works and inspire a new generation of American painters. The exhibition examines for the first time the artist's career in relation to his European roots and travels, establishing Cole as a major figure in nineteenth-century landscape art within a global context
Nancy Knechtel teaches art history in Niagara University’s Art History with Museum Studies Program and Niagara County Community College.