0004) ASHER B. DURAND: LEADING LIGHT OF THE AMERICAN LANDSCAPE
 

Asher B. Durand, master engraver and portraitist born in Maplewood, NJ, is widely acknowledged for his visionary contributions to early American landscape painting. He became a leading force in the Hudson River School, giving us resplendent arcadian images suffused with light, color and atmospheric perspective. An optimist by nature, Durand captured the enthusiasm and uniqueness of the American experience on canvas.