Romantic Artists

Caspar David Friedrich 1774-1840

Francisco Goya 1746-1828

  • Began his career as a portraitist for high society in Madrid
  • Made court painter to Charles IV of Spain
  • Became profoundly deaf, and introspective
  • At first he was in favor of Napoleon invasion of Spain
  • After the slaughter of civilian hostages he was horrified and created one of his most profound works: The Third of May 1808

Théodore Géricault 1791-1824

Known for his highly emotional subjects
Studied in-depth to create exact details in his paintings
Popular work with an excellent education presentation — The Raft of the Medusa


Eugène Delacroix 1780-1867

John Constable 1776-1837

  • Lush depictions of Suffolk and Essex counties in England
  • Depicted the momentary effects of weather and light
  • Popular Work — Hay Wain

J.M. W. Turner 1775-1851

  • A radical style, which leads the way to Impressionism
  • Vivid colors and broad strokes depicting weather and light
  • Popular work — The Slave Ship (make sure you look closely at this work)

Hudson River School Painters

"Niagra Falls" Frederic Edwin Church, 1857, American

“Niagara Falls” Frederic Edwin Church, 1857, American

Thomas Cole 1801-48
Fredrick Church 1826-1900
Thomas Doughty 1793-1856
Thomas Moran 1837-1926
Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902)

Thomas Moran and the National Park System — Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone