Frank Cropsey believed that nature was a direct manifestation of God, or so they say.
In addition to painting, T. C. Steele contributed writings, public lectures, and hours of community service on art juries. He was also involved in organizing pioneering art associations, such as the Society of Western Artists.
Lake George was a favorite with the Hudson River School painters.
This painting is a good example of Luminism, an offshoot of the Hudson River School.