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Jervis McEntee was a painter and friend of many of the Hudson River School artists. Although he is an overlooked figure of the 19th century art world, his paintings are often more popular than his work would suggest. His works are both beautiful and evocative. These works show the natural beauty of the region that he traveled to. His paintings of the Hudson River School are especially well-known, but he was also a lesser-known figure in the history of American painting.

McEntee exhibited at the National Academy of Design in 1853, and his work can be found in the Whitney Museum of American Art. The museum's exhibition also includes the renowned landscape artist's personal journals. These journals detail his daily life and the daily struggles of the Hudson River School painters. The journals also contain his personal reflections about his art and the decline in the popularity of the Hudson Valley school.

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