The Southern Landscape
From the Gulf of Mexico to the Potomac and Ohio Rivers; from the Atlantic Coast to Texas, these paintings show the very broad range of geographical features in the region, as well as the widely varying painting styles, spanning more than one hundred years, in which the Southern landscape is portrayed. Most importantly, this gallery captures the extraordinary range of cultural landscapes in the South. Britain provided the basic cultural stamp, but the influences of Native Americans, of the French, Spanish, Irish, and German settlers, and of African Americans are clear. The cultural landscapes of the South continue to evolve, and the paintings displayed here reflect the times in which they were created.