Watch empires rise and fall, and lose yourself in the vast American wilderness, in the first UK exhibition dedicated to Thomas Cole
A self-taught artist from Bolton in England, Thomas Cole (1801–1848) was the greatest American landscape artist of his generation.
This exhibition is a rare chance to see Cole’s epic works – mostly travelling from America – including his masterpiece the ‘Oxbow’, and his awe-inspiring portrayals of Eden showing the force of nature.
Cole’s paintings are shown alongside the sublime masterpieces by Turner and Constable that inspired him.
While you’re here, see a free exhibition – inspired by Cole’s ‘The Course of Empire’ – by arguably the most famous artist working in Los Angeles today, Ed Ruscha.