Cole's Circle


Inness, George (1825-94)

Hudson River School painter deeply influenced by Thomas Cole's work; first exhibited at the National Academy of Design in 1844. Inness, like Cole, firmly believed that nature evidenced the glory of the divine, and his landscapes often have a spiritual significance, such as The Valley of the Shadow of Death (1867). See Edwin S. Bennett, George Inness in his New York City Studio.