Landscape painter Arthur Parton was born in Hudson, NY, in 1842. He studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and with William Trost Richards, both in Philadelphia. In 1869, Parton visited Europe and was influenced by the Barbizon painters, but his work still retained a closer affinity to the second generation of Hudson River School painters. A well-known figure in the New York art world, he was best known for his landscapes of the Adirondack and Catskill mountains. His view on the Shenandoah River, Virginia, was published in Bryant’s Picturesque America in 1872. He kept a studio at the Tenth Street Studio from 1874-1893 and exhibited annually at the National Academy for more than fifty years. He died in 1914.