Capturing the View

In the late 19th century, the famed Hudson River School painters captured majestic views of western landscapes, sharing them with the world. Their works generated support for the establishment of national parks. The National Park System preserves the subjects of these great works as well as vast collections of paintings and the homes of beloved artists such as J. Alden Weir. Today, the sights and sounds in national parks continue to inspire both recreational and professional painters.

Map of the United States showing all units of the National Park System

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Last updated: February 5, 2019