Thomas Cole (1801 – 1848) was an English-born American artist. He founded the Hudson River School, an artistic movement that became known for realistic and detailed depictions of American landscapes. His own work also features many fantastical environments. A western Ivan Shishkin if you will.
Expulsion From the Garden of Eden
Il Penseroso (based on the poem by John Milton)
Il Allegro (also a counterpart to the Milton poem)
The Garden of Eden
Home in the Woods
The Course of Empire: Consummation
The Course of Empire: Savagery