American PaintingsView Gallery
Shelburne’s extensive collection of 19th-century American paintings features Hudson River School landscapes, Luminist seascapes, portraits, still-lifes, and genre scenes. Artists include Thomas Cole, John Kensett, Albert Bierstadt, Martin Johnson Heade, Fitz Hugh Lane, John Singleton Copley, William Merritt Chase, John Peto, Winslow Homer, Eastman Johnson, and John Quidor.
20th-century paintings include work by Grandma Moses, Carl Rungius, and Andrew Wyeth. The largest group is 600 pictures by landscape and sporting artist Ogden Pleissner. About 40 of his works are on rotating exhibition in Pleissner Gallery, which also displays the artist’s Manchester, VT studio, moved to the Museum in 1986.