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Hope, James
American (1818-1892)
Waterfall near Albany
Oil on Canvas 14" x 11 1/2"
$2,700

Born in Scotland in 1818, Hudson River School painter James Hope was a self-taught portrait and landscape artist.  Hope established himself as a professional artist in West Rutland, Vermont in 1843 and taught painting and drawing at nearby Castleton Seminary.  Hope took a studio in New York City and for twenty years he painted in New York during the winter and returned to Castleton in the summer. Hope exhibited in New York City at the American Art Union, National Academy of Design, Brooklyn Art Association, and even had paintings exhibited in Philadelphia, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Detroit, Utica, Chicago, and St. Louis. In the spring of 1871, Hope accepted a $10,000 commission to paint one of the waterfalls near the gorge at Watkins Glen just south of Seneca Lake in New York.  In 1872, he set up a studio and gallery at Watkins Glen and his family eventually joined him.

Hope was a member of the National Academy of Design, Brooklyn Art Association and American Art Union. His work is held in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.


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Hope, James
American (1818-1892)
Waterfall near Albany
Oil on Canvas 14" x 11 1/2"
$2,700
 
 
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