Sanford Robinson Gifford
American, 1823-1880
Collected by a major museum
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Selected exhibitions
19th and 20th Century American Art,
Debra Force Fine Art
Wild: Michael Nichols,
Philadelphia Museum of Art
American Visions: 1870–1940, Works from the Bank of America Collection,
Montclair Art Museum

A second-generation Hudson River School painter, Sanford Robinson Gifford was an ardent painter of nature and landscapes, finding many influences but avoiding affiliation with artist groups or schools lest it “ursurp the place of nature” in importance. He began his training in New York City as a portrait painter, but …

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