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   Thomas Cole was born in Bolton, Lancashire, England in 1801. In 1818 his family immigrated to the United States, settling in Steubenville, Ohio, where Cole learned the rudiments of his profession from a wandering portrait painter named Stein. However, he had little success painting portraits, and his interest shifted to landscape. Moving to Pittsburgh in 1823 and then to Philadelphia in 1824, where he drew from casts at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, he rejoined his parents and sister in New York City early in 1825.

Thomas Cole


Personal Details


Thomas Cole

Place of birth

Bolton, Lancashire, England

Date of Birth

February 1, 1801

Date of Death

February 11, 1848 (aged 47)


English, American



Influenced by

Asher B. Durand and Frederic Edwin Church


Hudson River School


The Garden of Eden, The Oxbow(1836)


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Work done by Thomas Cole