Thomas Douchty

Thomas Douchty (1793-1856), was an American landscape painter and a member of the "Hudson River School", a group of painters working around the Catskill Mountains of New York State. He did not begin painting until he was 27, and after a few lessons, went to Europe, where he drew but did not formally study art. He returned to Philadelphia in 1820, soon advertising himself as a landscapist. He exhibited in Boston, where he had a studio, and made two further short trips to Europe, but made his reputation as a painter of "broad space and limitless horizons".