James MacDougal Hart(1828-1901)
James MacDougal Hart was born in 1828 and was considered a second generation Hudson River School artist. He studied in Düsseldorf, Germany at Schirmer and was later for his idyllic landscapes of Albany and the Adirondacks. Frequently these paintings showed cows watering in the summer pastures. After apprenticing with a sign painter, Hart opened a studio with his brother William in Keene Valley, NY. Hart exhibited his work frequently at chief galleries in New York, Philadelphia and Boston. After his death, 146 of Hart's paintings were auctioned for $20,287.