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'Vale of St. Thomas, Jamaica, 1867' by Frederic Edwin Church, one of the paintings on display at 'American Splendor.'
"Vale of St. Thomas, Jamaica, 1867" by Frederic Edwin Church, one of the paintings on display at "American Splendor." (The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art) The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Review | Visual Arts

`American Splendor' celebrates the natural look

Shining a light on Hudson River School painters

By Greg Cook
Globe Correspondent / October 22, 2006

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HARTFORD -- Returning from one of his invigorating rambles through the Catskills, the artist Thomas Cole declared: ``The painter of American scenery has, indeed, privileges superior to any other. All nature here is new to art." (Full article: 722 words)

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