Picturing America: Thomas Cole and the Birth of American Art by Hudson Talbott Signed Books Now Available!

Signed copies now available: “Picturing America: Thomas Cole and The Birth of American Art”  Hudson Talbott - writer, illustrator, Hudson Valley, NY resident and writer of River of Dreams, From Wolf to Woof, United Tweets of America, and It’s All About Me-ow. Hudson has illustrated numerous picture books, including Newbery Honor winner Show Way (by Jacqueline Woodson) and Leonardo’s Horse (by Jean Fritz), an ALA Notable and VOYA Honor Book.

Thomas Cole (1801 – 1848) was an English-born American painter known for his landscape and history paintings. One of the major 19th-century American painters, he is regarded as the founder of the Hudson River School, an American art movement that flourished in the mid-19th century. Hudson Talbott’s book immerses children and adults in a fun and unique journey through Cole’s life, incorporating images of some of Cole’s most beloved paintings. Hudson Talbott is on the board of the Thomas Cole House in Catskill.

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