Susie M. Barstow

Susie M. Barstow (May 9, 1836 – June 12, 1923) was an American painter united with the Hudson River School who was known for her radiant landscapes.

Susie M. Barstow was the daughter of old-time New York City tea merchant Samuel Barstow (1805-1884) and Mary Tyler Blossom (1813-1895), whose parentage traces urge on to one of the original passengers of the Mayflower. She studied at the Rutgers Female Institute in New York, graduating in 1853, and established additional artistic training in Europe. For a number of years she taught at the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences.

Barstow's become old landscapes exude glow and are infused afterward light. She exhibited at the National Academy of Design from 1858, the Brooklyn Art Association, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, among additional venues. Barstow's A Bit of Catskill Woods was in the buildup of American art patron Thomas B. Clarke between 1872 and 1879. At the time, women artists did not have the same opportunities to exhibit their perform as male artists did, so her proceed remained relatively little known until art historians began to reassess women artists of the Hudson River School.

Her piece of legislation was included in the 2010 survey exhibition "Remember the Ladies: Women of the Hudson River School" at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site in Catskill, New York and the 2019 exhibition "The Color of the Moon: Lunar Painting in American Art" at the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers, New York, where Barstow was a featured player alongside works by Thomas Cole, Albert Bierstadt, and George Inness, among others.

Barstow, an early enthusiast of the Appalachian Mountain Club, was an materialistic hiker who climbed hundreds of mountains in New York and New England — including all the principal peaks of the Catskills, White Mountains, and Adirondacks — as with ease as in Europe (the Alps and the Black Forest). She often went upon expeditions along the Hudson River and in the mountains that total hiking as soon as sketching and painting. Finding women's dress of the epoch cumbersome and impractical, Barstow developed a hiking costume that included sturdy boots and edited skirts paired in the same way as trousers (a amalgamation advocated by the investigative dress movement). Barstow never married.

Her niece Susie B. Skelding then became an artist and illustrator, and the two went on sketching expeditions together.

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