American Views: Artists at Home and Abroad
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American art abounds in landscape images that shape our views of nature and the world around us. Artists coming of age in the 1860s were not convinced that the sweeping vistas of the Hudson River School were their only painting options. Samuel Colman and George Henry Smillie chose close-up studies of nature, taking a cue from the naturalistic observations in paint of the French Barbizon School, and both artists were drawn to eastern Long Island early in their careers.