Peace and Plenty by George Inness

Peace and Plenty by George Inness Peace and Plenty1865TonalismOil on canvasThe Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA Peace and Plenty exemplifies Inness’ continuing battle with artistic traditions and norms promoted by the Hudson River School. A lush and large canvas, Inness favoured the pastoral over the grandiose rendering the painting in soft brushstrokes of … Continue reading Peace and Plenty by George Inness

Lackawanna Valley by George Inness

Lackawanna Valley by George Inness Lackawanna Valley1855TonalismOil on canvasThe National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., USA One of Inness’s earliest works, Lackawanna Valley was produced when he was still a struggling young artist for the first president of the Delaware, Lackawanna, and Western Railroad. He was paid $75 for the composition of a mixture of … Continue reading Lackawanna Valley by George Inness