Hudson River Fellowship at Wethersfield
Hudson River School Revival Movement Finds New Home at Wethersfield Estate and Garden
Wethersfield Partners with Grand Central Atelier to Bring Elite Painters of the Hudson River Fellowship to Dutchess County
The Hudson River Fellowship has become a coveted prize awarded annually to the top 15 classically trained, aspiring landscape painters who are invited to convene for a three-week, collaborative fellowship in various stunning locations in the Northeastern United States. A large contingent of participants in the past has been selected from Florence, Paris, and New York City, three cities with thriving classical realism art movement communities.
We have an exciting weekend of events planned at the conclusion of their three-week fellowship, June 25th-27th, so stay tuned.
Wethersfield, which comprises fields, formal gardens, and extensive vistas across the rolling hills of Dutchess County, was built on a vision of uniting art and the natural world. Our landscape also includes ponds, wetlands, and 20 miles of trails with statuary, as well as an elegant house with Palladian windows and Annigoni frescoes, all for inspiration to the Hudson River Fellowship artists-in-residence.
The launch of the Hudson River Fellowship at Wethersfield signifies the intertwining of two historic threads that may establish Dutchess County in the years to come as the birthplace of an aesthetic renaissance.
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About the Hudson River Fellowship Program
2017 Hudson River Fellow, Diana C. Buitrago's 'Maple Brook Farm'
The Hudson River Fellowship, an extension of the teaching at New York City’s Grand Central Atelier, founded by artist Jacob Collins, is modeled after the artistic, social, and spiritual values of the Hudson River School painters. According to its mission statement:
“By bringing back the skills and spirit of the pre-Impressionist landscape painters, the program will give much-needed direction to the new generation of painters. As they learn to study carefully and reflect on the trees and clouds and blades of grass and cliffs, their paintings will become beautiful. Ideally, these artists and their beautiful representations of nature will help to lead the culture back to a stronger connection with the landscape. The fellowship seeks to make a contribution to both the art world and the conservation movement.”
Applications for the 2021 Hudson River Fellowship Program will be accepted through March 15, 2021.
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Board Trustee, Wethersfield Estate and Garden