When British-born artist Thomas Cole arrived on the east coast of the United States in 1825 he set up the Hudson River School, which became America's first art movement. Betsy Jacks, director of the Thomas Cole National Historic Site, tells Don how these artists captured the country's awe-inspiring natural beauty, at a time when the US was rapidly industrialising. Framing an image of America that would illustrate the spirit of the continent and the nation that sought to conquer it.
Produced and mixed by Benjie Guy. Senior Producer: Charlotte Long.