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William M. Hart  American  1823 -1894
Born: Paisley  Scotland 
Died: Mount Vernon New York  
Active: Albany New York  1831-c.1840, 1847
 Virginia  1840
 Michigan  1840-1843
New York New York  1854
Brooklyn New York  
Addresses:  Albany New York   
 New York New York   Studio
 Mount Vernon New York   
Exhibited: National Academy of Design 1848-1894
Brooklyn Art Association 1861-1883
Boston Athenaeum 
Washington, DC 
Examples of Work: Albany Institute of History and Art, New York 
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 
National Academy of Design 
New York Historical Society, New York 
Vassar College 
Specialty: Painter
Style/School: Hudson River School
White Mountains
Subjects Known For: Landscapes
Memberships: Brooklyn Academy of Design (first president, 1865)
Associate member of the National Academy of Design 1855
American Watercolor Society (founder; president)
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Hudson River School landscape artist William M. Hart was born in Paisley, Scotland. He immigrated to the United States with his family in 1831; they settled in Albany, New York. The artist was apprenticed to a carriage maker, but by the time he was 18 he began to paint portraits.
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William Hart was one of the most esteemed painters of the Hudson River School's second generation of artists. His paintings, especially his river landscapes, were so popular that they were often reproduced as engravings. Har... (More)

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