Paintings that are mostly landscapes with far more drama and atmospheric things going on than your average work. Thomas Cole, artist (1801-1848). Founder of the Hudson River School, he was born in England but mostly worked in America.

"A View of the Mountain Pass Called the Notch of the White Mountains," 1839.
“A View of the Mountain Pass Called the Notch of the White Mountains,” 1839. Oil on canvas. Image © 2019 National Gallery of Art. Fair use license. via https://www.vqronline.org/thomas-cole-and-decorative-arts
"Expulsion from the Garden of Eden." 1827-28.
“Expulsion from the Garden of Eden.” 1827-28. Oil on canvas. Collection of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Public domain due to age. via https://www.theartstory.org/artist/cole-thomas/
"The Voyage of Life: Youth."
“The Voyage of Life: Youth.” Second in a series of four paintings that depict the various stage of man’s allegorical journey through life. 1840. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica, New York. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.theartstory.org/artist/cole-thomas/artworks/#pnt_5

Paintings of Lake George in upstate New York from a little while back. American. John William Casilear, artist. Living from 1811 to 1893, he was part of the Hudson River School.

Lake George. After 1851.
Lake George. After 1851. Oil on canvas. National Gallery of Art, Washington DC. In the public domain in the United States because it was published or registered before January 1, 1924. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:John_William_Casilear_-_Lake_George.jpg
Lake George. 1857.
Lake George. 1857. Oil on canvas. Image © 2000–2019 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Fair use license. via https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/18447
Lake George. No date.
Lake George. No date. Oil on canvas. Image courtesy Plasteel Frames & Gallery, Seattle. Image © 2018 Artsy. Fair use license. via https://www.artsy.net/artwork/john-william-casilear-lake-george

Mountains to escape into with enough of them to cover your entire sitting room wall, painted by American landscape artist Thomas Cole (1801-1848). Founder of the Hudson River School.

"Evening in Arcady." 1843.
“Evening in Arcady.” 1843. Oil on canvas. © 2015 Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford. Fair use license. via https://www.thewadsworth.org/collection/hudson-river-school/
"View Near the Village of Catskill." 1827.
“View Near the Village of Catskill.” 1827. Oil on wood, Image © Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Fair use license. via http://www.explorethomascole.org/gallery/items/19
“Shroon Mountain, Adirondacks." 1838.
“Shroon Mountain, Adirondacks.” 1838. Oil on canvas. Image ©Cleveland Museum of Art. Fair use license. via https://www.britannica.com/art/Hudson-River-school/media/274715/5990

Landscapes with water by American artist Sanford Robinson Gifford. Living from 1823 to 1880 he was a Luminist as well as part of the Hudson River School.

"Indians at sunset/Sunset in the Wilderness." ca. 1859.
“Indians at sunset/Sunset in the Wilderness.” ca. 1859. Image © Sotheby’s. Fair use license. Artwork in the United States because the artist died over 70 years ago. via http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2013/american-art-n08996/lot.12.html
"Isola Bella in Lago Maggiore." 1871.
“Isola Bella in Lago Maggiore.” 1871. Image © 2000–2019 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Fair use license. Artwork in the public domain because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/21.115.1/
"Wilderness." 1860.
“Wilderness.” 1860. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://leprincelointain.blogspot.com/2018/02/sanford-robinson-gifford-1823-1880.html
"An October afternoon." 1871.
“An October afternoon.” 1871. Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. In the public domain. via https://www.mfa.org/collections/object/download/51838

The American West at the dawn of the last century and the last quarter of the one before. Painted by Englishman Thomas Moran (1837-1926). Member of the Hudson River School.

"Shoshone Falls on the Snake River." 1900.
“Shoshone Falls on the Snake River.” 1900. Oil on canvas. Image ©Gilcrease Museum. Artwork in the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://collections.gilcrease.org/object/01262339
"The great blue spring of the Lower geyser basin, Yellowstone." ca. 1875.
“The great blue spring of the Lower geyser basin, Yellowstone.” ca. 1875. Chromolithograph published by L. Prang and Company. Collection of the Library of Congress http://www.LOC.gov ID 94515827. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.loc.gov/item/94515827/
"Yellowstone Lake." ca. 1875.
“Yellowstone Lake.” ca. 1875. Chromolithgraph. L. Prang and Company, Lithographer. Collection of the Library of Congress http://www.LOC.gov IDpga.12036. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.loc.gov/resource/pga.12036/
"Castle Geyser, Yellowstone." 1874.
“Castle Geyser, Yellowstone.” 1874. Chromolithograph by L. Prang and Company. Collection of the Beinecke Library, Yale University, New Haven. Artwork in the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Castle_Geyser,_Yellowstone,_1874.jpg
"The Golden Hour." 1875.
“The Golden Hour.” 1875. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas at Austin. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Thomas_Moran_-_The_Golden_Hour_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg

Seldom seen landscapes by early African American artist Robert Seldon Duncanson (1821-1872). Well known in his time but then forgotten. Self taught but considered a second generation of the Hudson River School which explains their bucolic serenity.

"Scots Highlands." ca. 1848-52.
“Scots Highlands.” ca. 1848-52. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:RobertDuncanson-Scotch_Highlands_c1848_1852.jpg.
"Mount Oxford." mid 19th c.
“Mount Oxford.” mid 19th c. Oil on canvas. In the public domain in the United States because it was painted before 1923. via https://it.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Robert_Scott_Duncanson,_Mount_Oxford.jpg
"Loch Long." 1865.
“Loch Long.” 1865. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Smithsonian Art Museum. Cc 0 license. via https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q20487956
"Land of the Lotos Eaters." 1861.
“Land of the Lotos Eaters.” 1861. Oil on canvas. Swedish Royal Collection, Stockholm. In the public domain in the United States because it was painted before 1923. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Robert_Duncanson_-_Land_of_the_Lotos_Eaters.JPG.
"Woodland Stream, an Idyll." ca. 1865.
“Woodland Stream, an Idyll.” ca. 1865. Collection of the High Museum of Art, Atlanta. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Woodland_Stream,_an_Idyll_by_Robert_S._Duncanson,_c._1865,_High_Museum_of_Art.jpg.