thomas cole art

Thomas Cole is often called the "Father of the Hudson River School of Art."  In 1826 he helped to found the National Academy of Design in New York City.  In 1827 he made his first visit to the White Mountains.  While best known for his allegorical paintings such as the Voyage of Life and the Course of Empire series, he did many White Mountain paintings including Flume in the White Mountains; View of Mount Washington; Mount Chocorua; Notch of the White Mountains; View Near Conway; and Mount )