The Cover Section Editor: M. Therese Southgate,
MD, Senior Contributing Editor.
The art of landscape painting dates at least as far back as antiquity,
but in the Western world it was only in the 17th century that it first blossomed
as an independent genre, and only in the 19th century that it reached its
full flowering. Some names stand out like mileposts: Poussin, Claude, Corot,
Monet, Pissarro, Cézanne. Lesser known are the so-called itinerant
painters who flourished principally in the entrepreneurial world of 19th-century
America. Lacking a market in their own town, they traveled about the area
peddling their wares to whomever would buy.
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