Niagara Falls in Art

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Many American artists have been inspired to portray Niagara Falls, widely considered the continent’s greatest natural wonder.

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William Dunlap (1766 - 1839)
Albert Bierstadt (1830 – 1902)
Emil Carlsen (1848 - 1932)
Frederic Edwin Church (1826 – 1900)
Thomas Cole (1801 – 1848)
Samuel Colman (1832 – 1920)
Christopher Pearce Cranch (1813 – 1892)
Jasper Francis Cropsey (1823 – 1900)
Victor de Grailly (1804 – 1889)
Harry Fenn (1845-1911)
Alvan Fisher (1792 – 1863)
Godfrey Nicholas Frankenstein (1820 - 1873)
François Régis Gignoux (1816 - 1882)
Gustavus Grunewald (1805 – 1878)
Philip Leslie Hale (1865 – 1931)
William Morris Hunt (1824 – 1879)
George Inness (1825 – 1894)
Karl Heerdt (b. 1962)
John Frederick Kensett (1816 – 1872)
Kimberly MacNeille (b. 1966)
Thomas Moran (1837 - 1926)
Rembrandt Peale (1778 – 1860)
Ferdinand Richardt (Reichardt) (1819 – 1895)
Allison Schulnik (b. 1978)
Claire Shuttleworth (1868 – 1930)
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William Dunlap (1766 - 1839)

"View of Niagara from the Bank above the Stone house (an old distillery)," William Dunlap, 1815, watercolor and graphite on wove paper, 9 x 11", Addison Gallery of American Art.

"View of Niagara from the Bank above the Stone house (an old distillery)," William Dunlap, 1815, watercolor and graphite on wove paper, 9 x 11", Addison Gallery of American Art.

"Niagara from American Side," William Dunlap, 1815, watercolor, graphite on wove paper, 8 15/16 x 12 1/16", Addison Gallery of American Art.

"Niagara from American Side," William Dunlap, 1815, watercolor, graphite on wove paper, 8 15/16 x 12 1/16", Addison Gallery of American Art.

"Niagara Falls from Canadian Side," William Dunlap, 1815, watercolor on wove paper, 8 15/16 x 11 1/8", Addison Gallery of American Art.

"Niagara Falls from Canadian Side," William Dunlap, 1815, watercolor on wove paper, 8 15/16 x 11 1/8", Addison Gallery of American Art.

"4th View of Niagara. The Rapids. Sept. 6th, 1815," William Dunlap, 1815, watercolor on wove paper. 9 x 11 1/8", Addison Gallery of American Art.

"4th View of Niagara. The Rapids. Sept. 6th, 1815," William Dunlap, 1815, watercolor on wove paper. 9 x 11 1/8", Addison Gallery of American Art.

"View of the Falls of Niagara," William Dunlap, 1815, watercolor on wove paper, 8 3/4 in. x 11 1/16", Addison Gallery of American Art.

"View of the Falls of Niagara," William Dunlap, 1815, watercolor on wove paper, 8 3/4 in. x 11 1/16", Addison Gallery of American Art.

"View from the Bank above Table Rock, Niagara Falls," William Dunlap, 1815, watercolor on wove paper, 8 7/8 in. x 11 1/8", Addison Gallery of American Art.

"View from the Bank above Table Rock, Niagara Falls," William Dunlap, 1815, watercolor on wove paper, 8 7/8 in. x 11 1/8", Addison Gallery of American Art.

Albert Bierstadt (1830 – 1902)

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Emil Carlsen (1848 - 1932)

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Frederic Edwin Church (1826 – 1900)

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Thomas Cole (1801 – 1848)

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Samuel Colman (1832 – 1920)

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Christopher Pearce Cranch (1813 – 1892)

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Jasper Francis Cropsey (1823 – 1900)

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Victor de Grailly (1804 – 1889)

"Niagara Falls," Victor de Grailly, ca. 1850, oil on canvas, 17 x 23-1/2", Hunter Museum of American Art.

"Niagara Falls From the Canadian Side," Victor de Grailly, oil, 19 1/4 x 28 7/8", White House Historical Association.

Niagara Falls From the Canadian Side

"Niagara Falls From the Canadian Side," Victor de Grailly, oil, 19 1/4 x 28 7/8", White House Historical Association.

"View Atop Niagara Falls," Victor De Grailly, oil on canvas, 17 x 23", private collection.

Victor De Grailly (1804-1889)

Victor De Grailly (1804-1889) View Atop Niagara Falls oil on canvas 17 x 23 in. (43.2 x 58.4 cm.)

"View of Niagara Falls," Victor de Grailly, oil, Lyman Allyn Art Museum.

"View of Niagara Falls," Victor de Grailly, oil, Lyman Allyn Art Museum.

Harry Fenn (1845-1911)

"The American Rapids by Moonlight," Harry Fenn, 1893, watercolor on paper, 14 1/8 x 11", Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

The American Rapids by Moonlight | Albright-Knox

"The American Rapids by Moonlight," Harry Fenn, 1893, watercolor on paper, 14 1/8 x 11", Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

"The Whirlpool Rapids," Harry Fenn, 1893, watercolor on paper, 14 x 10", Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

The Whirlpool Rapids | Albright-Knox

"The Whirlpool Rapids," Harry Fenn, 1893, watercolor on paper, 14 x 10", Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

"View of the American Falls, from below the Cave of the Winds," Harry Fenn, 1893, watercolor on paper, 11 3/16 x 9", Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

View of the American Falls, from below the Cave of the Winds | Albright-Knox

"View of the American Falls, from below the Cave of the Winds," Harry Fenn, 1893, watercolor on paper, 11 3/16 x 9", Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

"The Horseshoe Falls from Goat Island," Harry Fenn, 1893, watercolor on paper, 14 1/8 x 10 1/2", Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

The Horseshoe Falls from Goat Island | Albright-Knox

"The Horseshoe Falls from Goat Island," Harry Fenn, 1893, watercolor on paper, 14 1/8 x 10 1/2", Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

"The Horseshoe Falls from the Three Sisters," Harry Fenn, 1893, watercolor on paper, 14 x 10", Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

The Horseshoe Falls from the Three Sisters | Albright-Knox

"The Horseshoe Falls from the Three Sisters," Harry Fenn, 1893, watercolor on paper, 14 x 10", Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

Alvan Fisher (1792 – 1863)

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Godfrey Nicholas Frankenstein (1820 - 1873)

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François Régis Gignoux (1816 - 1882)

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Gustavus Grunewald (1805 – 1878)

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Philip Leslie Hale (1865 – 1931)

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William Morris Hunt (1824 – 1879)

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George Inness (1825 – 1894)

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Karl Heerdt (b. 1962)

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John Frederick Kensett (1816 – 1872)

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Kimberly MacNeille (b. 1966)

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Thomas Moran (1837 - 1926)

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Rembrandt Peale (1778 – 1860)

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Ferdinand Richardt (Reichardt) (1819 – 1895)

"Niagara Falls, Ferdinand Richardt, 1873-1878, oil on canvas, 21 x 14 1/2", private collection.

Shannon's Fine Art Auctioneers

"Niagara Falls, Ferdinand Richardt, 1873-1878, oil on canvas, 21 x 14 1/2", private collection.

Allison Schulnik (b. 1978)

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Claire Shuttleworth (1868 – 1930)

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"Over the Brink (Niagara Falls)," James A. Fetherolf, oil on canvas, 20 x 24", private collection.

James A. Fetherolf (1925-1994) Over the Brink (Niagara Falls) 20 x 24in (framed 31 x 35in)

"Over the Brink (Niagara Falls)," James A. Fetherolf, oil on canvas, 20 x 24", private collection.

"Niagara Falls, Ferdinand Richardt, 1873-1878, oil on canvas, 21 x 14 1/2", private collection.

Shannon's Fine Art Auctioneers

"Niagara Falls, Ferdinand Richardt, 1873-1878, oil on canvas, 21 x 14 1/2", private collection.

"Niagara Falls," Sylvia Karen Hahn, 1949, woodcut, 7.75 x 5.75", private collection.

Sylvia Karen Hahn (1911-2001) - The Reaper; Niagara Falls; Apple Blossoms

Sylvia Karen Hahn (1911-2001) - The Reaper; Niagara Falls; Apple Blossoms - Auction Lot realized price

"Horseshoe Falls, Niagara, from Table Rock," E.G. Hallewell, 1850, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Canada.

Horseshoe Falls, Niagara, from Table Rock

"Horseshoe Falls, Niagara, from Table Rock," E.G. Hallewell, 1850, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Canada.

"Niagara Falls," James Alfred Aitken, aft. 1887, oil on canvas, The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

Quebec and Canadian Art | Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

"Niagara Falls," James Alfred Aitken, aft. 1887, oil on canvas, The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

"Niagara Falls," Victor de Grailly, ca. 1850, oil on canvas, 17 x 23-1/2", Hunter Museum of American Art.

"Niagara Falls From the Canadian Side," Victor de Grailly, oil, 19 1/4 x 28 7/8", White House Historical Association.

Niagara Falls From the Canadian Side

"Niagara Falls From the Canadian Side," Victor de Grailly, oil, 19 1/4 x 28 7/8", White House Historical Association.

"View Atop Niagara Falls," Victor De Grailly, oil on canvas, 17 x 23", private collection.

Victor De Grailly (1804-1889)

Victor De Grailly (1804-1889) View Atop Niagara Falls oil on canvas 17 x 23 in. (43.2 x 58.4 cm.)

"View of Niagara Falls," Victor de Grailly, oil, Lyman Allyn Art Museum.

"View of Niagara Falls," Victor de Grailly, oil, Lyman Allyn Art Museum.

"Niagara Falls," Lockwood De Forest, ca. 1877, oil on paper laid to canvas, 11.25 x 14.25", private collection.

Lot - Lockwood de Forest, (1850-1932 Santa Barbara, CA), "Niagara Falls," circa 1877, Oil on paper laid to canvas, 11.25" H x 14.25" W

"Niagara Falls," Lockwood De Forest, ca. 1877, oil on paper laid to canvas, 11.25 x 14.25", private collection.

"Niagara Falls," Anthony Flower, 1866, oil on panel, 13.75 x 33.85", New Brunswick Museum.

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"Niagara Falls," Anthony Flower, 1866, oil on panel, 13.75 x 33.85", New Brunswick Museum.

"View of Niagara Falls," Charles Fraser, ca. 1820, oil on canvas, 23 7/8 x 32 5/8", Gibbes Museum of Art.

View of Niagara Falls - Fraser, Charles

"View of Niagara Falls," Charles Fraser, ca. 1820, oil on canvas, 23 7/8 x 32 5/8", Gibbes Museum of Art.

"Niagara Falls," Thomas Prichard Rossiter, ca. 1858, oil on canvas, 14 1/8 x 25 1/8", Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

Niagara Falls | Albright-Knox

"Niagara Falls," Thomas Prichard Rossiter, ca. 1858, oil on canvas, 14 1/8 x 25 1/8", Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

"The American Rapids by Moonlight," Harry Fenn, 1893, watercolor on paper, 14 1/8 x 11", Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

The American Rapids by Moonlight | Albright-Knox

"The American Rapids by Moonlight," Harry Fenn, 1893, watercolor on paper, 14 1/8 x 11", Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

"The Whirlpool Rapids," Harry Fenn, 1893, watercolor on paper, 14 x 10", Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

The Whirlpool Rapids | Albright-Knox

"The Whirlpool Rapids," Harry Fenn, 1893, watercolor on paper, 14 x 10", Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

"View of the American Falls, from below the Cave of the Winds," Harry Fenn, 1893, watercolor on paper, 11 3/16 x 9", Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

View of the American Falls, from below the Cave of the Winds | Albright-Knox

"View of the American Falls, from below the Cave of the Winds," Harry Fenn, 1893, watercolor on paper, 11 3/16 x 9", Albright-Knox Art Gallery.