Asher Brown Durand

1796-1886 America-Romanticism

 

Brief Biography-Asher Brown Durand was born in New Jersey in 1796. His Father was a horologist and silversmith, who trained him as an engraver. He did a five-year apprenticeship in the shop of Peter Maverick whom he subsequently went into business with. His work for the artist John Trumbull, the engraving of Trumbull’s Declaration of Independence, earned him a high reputation. In 1825, he became a banknote engraver with his brother Cyrus, during this period he also received commissions for portraits and landscapes. Amongst his works were portraits of US Presidents.
It wasn’t until 1831 he became devoted to Landscape painting, with the encouragement of George Cole. They went on sketching and painting journeys to the Catskill Mountains and other mountainous locations in America. In 1840, he travelled to Europe with John Kensett, John Casilear, and Thomas Rossiter. There he was influenced by the works of John Constable and Claude Lorrain.
He went on to help establish the New York Drawing Association, the New York Sketch Club and the Century Association. In 1845, he became president of the National Academy of Design in New York City. He was regarded as the most prominent painter of the Hudson School. He spent his last years painting in New York City and he died in New Jersey in 1860

 

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A Stream
in the Wood

A Stream in the Wood

After a Summer
Shower

After a Summer Shower

A Sycamore
Tree-

A Sycamore Tree-Plaaterkill Clove

Alpine View-
Near Meyringen

Alpine View-Near Meyringen

An Old Man's
Reminiscences

An Old Man's Reminiscences

Early Morning
at Cold Spring

Early Morning at Cold Spring

Beacon Hills on the
Hudson River-

Beacon Hills on the Hudson River-Opposite Newburgh

God's Judgment
Upon Gog

 God's Judgment Upon Gog

Gathering
Storm

Gathering Storm

Catskill
Mountains

Catskill Mountains

Indian
Rescue

Indian Rescue

Clearing
Up

Clearing Up

Dance on the
Battery -

Dance on the Battery in the Presence of Peter Stuyvesant

Nature Study
-A Birch Tree

Nature Study-A Birch Tree

Dover Plains-
Dutchess County-

Dover Plains-Dutchess County-New York

the Artist's Wife
and Her Sister

Portrait of the Artist's Wife and Her Sister

Shandaken Range-
Kingston

Shandaken Range-Kingston

Hudson River Looking
Toward the Catskills

Hudson River Looking Toward the Catskills

The Durand
Children

The Durand Children

Study from Nature-
Rocks and Trees

Study from Nature-Rocks and Trees

Interior of
a Wood

Interior of a Wood

Kindred
Spirits

Kindred Spirits

June
Shower

June Shower

The
Beeches

The Beeches

Trees by the
Brookside-Kingston

Trees by the Brookside

Landscape
Composition

Landscape Composition

The Capture of
Major Andre

The Capture of Major Andre

Composition
In the Catskills

Landscape-Composition In the Catskills

Landscape-Creek
and Rocks

Landscape-Creek and Rocks

Landscape-Scene
from Thanatopsis

Landscape-Scene from Thanatopsis

Monument Mountain
Berkshires

Monument Mountain Berkshires

Mount Chocorua
-New Hampshire

Mount Chocorua-New Hampshire

Mountain
Stream

Mountain Stream

Rocky
Cliff

Rocky Cliff

Picnic in
the Country

Picnic in the Country


Strawberrying

Strawberrying

Oerwesel on
the Rhine

Oerwesel on the Rhine

Peter Stuyvesand
and the Trumpeter

Peter Stuyvesand and the Trumpeter

Rural Landscape
with Hay Wagon

Rural Landscape with Hay Wagon

Study from Nature-
Stratton Notch-

Study from Nature-Stratton Notch-Vermont

Sunday
Morning

Sunday Morning

The Evening
of LIfe

The Evening of LIfe

The Indian's
Vespers

The Indian's Vespers

The
Pedlar

The Pedlar

The Solitary
Oak

The Solitary Oak

The Stranded
Ship

The Stranded Ship

View Near
Rutland-

View Near Rutland-Vermont

View of
Rutland-

View of Rutland-Vermont

The First Harvest in
the Wilderness

The First Harvest in the Wilderness