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Through American Eyes Exhibition @ National Gallery

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Frederic Church and the Landscape Oil Sketch
frederic church, national gallery
El Rio De Luz, 'The River of Light' by Frederic Church, 1877

The National Gallery is the home to great art from all around the world. There are many forms of art, and when it comes to paintings, there are many mediums you can use. In the gallery's next exhibition, 'Through American Eyes', the focus is on oil paintings, specifically those of American artist, Frederic Church.

The landscape painter, who was born in 1826, specialised in oil sketches. He was a leading member of the Hudson River School of landscape painters and did extensive travelling to places like Niagara Falls, Labrador, Jamaica, Mexico and the Middle East in order to paint a wide variety of landscapes.

Between the 6th February and the 28th April, you will be able to view twenty-five of his oil sketches at the National Gallery, plus his monumental 1867 painting, Niagara Falls, from the American Side, which shows the relationship between sketch and finished masterpiece.
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Why? Beautiful oil paintings
When: 6th Feb - 28th April
Phone: 44 (0)20 7747 2885
Where: National Gallery
Cost: Free
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