John William Casilear

John William Casilear


Nationality: American

A leader in the Hudson River School Luminist movement, Casilear found his muse in the landscapes of upstate New York and New Hampshire, notably the Genesee Valley near Rochester. During the 1840s while on a trip to Europe, Casilear's friend and mentor Asher B. Durand introduced him to the paintings of the Baroque master Claude Lorrain, who became a lasting influence, particularly with his soft light and billowing clouds. Casilear's hallmark detailed rendering of foreground objects points to his early training as an engraver. In general, his vision reflects that of the second generation of Hudson River School painters, where nature, no longer unruly and dangerous, has conformed to man's needs.


John William Casilear Original Art Values Sold at Auction

Item Realized
JOHN WILLIAM CASILEAR (American, 1811-1893) In the Catskills Oil on canvas laid on board 19-3/4 x 15-1/2 inches (50.2
JOHN WILLIAM CASILEAR (American, 1811-1893)In the CatskillsOil on canvas laid on board19-3/4 x 15-1/2 inches (50.2...
Lot 64442
Auction 5096
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE TEXAS COLLECTOR  JOHN WILLIAM CASILEAR (American, 1811-1893) Going for the Herd, 1872 Oil on b
PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE TEXAS COLLECTORJOHN WILLIAM CASILEAR (American, 1811-1893)Going for the Herd, 1872Oil on b...
Lot 77062
Auction 5024
Thursday, June 11, 2009
John William Casilear (American, 1811-1893) Solitude Oil on canvas 8-3/4 x 15 inches (22.2 x 38.1 cm)  PROPERTY FOR
John William Casilear (American, 1811-1893)SolitudeOil on canvas8-3/4 x 15 inches (22.2 x 38.1 cm)PROPERTY FOR...
Lot 68068
Auction 5251
Saturday, May 7, 2016

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