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Lake Champlain
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Lake Champlain
Homer Dodge Martin, Oil on Canvas, 1872
On loan from the Adirondack Museum

Lake Champlain is named after the French explorer, Samuel de Champlain, who was the first European to map the region.

About the Artist:  Homer Dodge Martin (1836–1927) was a landscape artist initially associated with the Hudson River School, however, he soon developed his own style and became widely known for his landscapes.

 

 

 

 

 


 


 

 Lake George at Tongue Mountain Painting
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Lake George at Tongue Mountain
Edward Willard Nichols, Oil on Canvas
On Loan from Historic Cherry Hill

In 1791, Thomas Jefferson wrote of Lake George, “. . . without comparison the most beautiful water I ever saw. . .” It remains a popular vacation destination.

About the Artist: Edward Willard Nichols, (1819 – 1871) studied under Jasper Cropsey at the Academy of Design. After a successful career in Connecticut and New York City, he moved to Peekskill, New York to be closer to the scenery of the Hudson Valley.

 

 

 


 


 


 

Mountain Road
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Mountain Road
Rockwell Kent, Oil on Canvas, ca. 1960s
On loan from the Adirondack Museum

Unlike most other mountains, the Adirondacks were not formed along a fault line. Instead, they are part of a geological dome that rises from 1 to 3 millimeters every year.

About the Artist: Rockwell Kent (1882–1971) is considered one of the most important American artists of the 20th century. In addition to his art, Kent was also known for his advocacy on behalf of organized labor and war refugees.

 

 

 

 

 


 


 

 The Adirondack Mountains, Near Elizabethtown, Essex Co., N.Y. Painting
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The Adirondack Mountains, Near Elizabethtown, Essex Co., N.Y.
John Henry Dolph, Oil on Canvas, 1866 
On loan from the Adirondack Museum

Elizabethtown, Essex County was founded in 1798 and was a center of the early lumber industry. By the 19th century, it had become a destination for tourists because of its natural beauty.

About the Artist: John Henry Dolph (1835-1903) was a New York City-based artist who painted in several formats — still life, landscape, and portraiture. He received special recognition for his landscapes and genre scenes of American rural life, but after 1875 painted mainly playful scenes of animals.