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Book Signing- Picturing America: Thomas Cole and The Birth of American Art
April 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Newburgh Art Supply presents: A booksigning with Hudson Talbott.
“Picturing America: Thomas Cole and The Birth of American Art”
Saturday, April 27th from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm at Newburgh Art Supply.
Books will be available for purchase($17.99) and signing.
Please join us for engaging conversation and booksigning with Hudson Talbott – writer, illustrator, Hudson Valley, NY resident and writer of River of Dreams, From Wolf to Woof, United Tweets of America, and It’s All About Me-ow. Hudson has illustrated numerous picture books, including Newbery Honor winner Show Way (by Jacqueline Woodson) and Leonardo’s Horse (by Jean Fritz), and ALA Notable and VOYA Honor Book.
Thomas Cole (1801 – 1848) was an English-born American painter known for his landscape and history paintings. One of the major 19th-century American painters, he is regarded as the founder of the Hudson River School, an American art movement that flourished in the mid-19th century. Hudson Talbott’s book immerses children and adults in a fun and unique journey through Cole’s life, incorporating images of some of Cole’s most beloved paintings.
In conjunction with the re-opening of Washington’s Headquarters Victory Tower Observation Deck(after almost 70 years!) 12noon-4pm- this book speaks to the views that inspired Hudson River School painters like Thomas Cole and influenced the history of American art.