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2" (191 2), he painted few other pictures. His irreverence for conventional
aesthetic standards led him to devise his "Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2,"
oil on canvas by Marcel Duchamp, 1912; in the Philadelphia Museum of Art By
17, 1886, Jefferson Village), U.S. painter, engraver, and illustrator, one of the
founders of the Hudson River school (q.v.) of landscape painting. "Kindred Spirits
," oil painting by Asher B. Durand, 1849; in the New York Public Library By
English school, dominant school of painting in England throughout the second
half of the 18th century and the first half of the 19th. Its establishment marked the
rise of a national tradition that began with the emergence of native artists whose ...
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