Acclaimed author and illustrator, Hudson Talbott
, brings us his newest book, Picturing America: Thomas Cole and the Birth of American Art
, for a presentation and book signing!
Presentation at 11 AM.
introduces children to the life of Thomas Cole (1801-1848), who founded America’s first major art movement, the Hudson River School. It tells how Cole, through his passion for art and landscape, came to define America’s visual identity, succinctly, as “America the Beautiful. “ In the process, he became a pioneering advocate for environmentalism, long before there was an environmental movement.
t has written and/or illustrated more than 25 books. He is a resident of the Hudson Valley and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Thomas Cole National Historic Site in Catskill, NY. In many ways, Picturing America
is a companion book to Talbott’s River of Dreams: The Story of the Hudson River
, which was named the New York State Children’s Book of the Year in 2009.