A group of American landscape painters that emerged around 1850 under the influence of Thomas Cole (1801-1848). Artists in the group include Asher Durand, Sanford Robinson Gifford, Albert Bierstadt, Jasper Francis Cropsey and Frederic Edwin Church. Web resource here.
Asher Durand. View Toward the Hudson Valley. Oil on canvas. 1851. Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT.