Le Moore was born in Bolton in 1801, Lancashire, Cole's family immigrated to the United States in 1818, settled in Ohio, steubenville. 22 year old Cole moved to Philadelphia, and later, in 1825, New York and his family.
Cole got a job as an engraver in the early days. He was largely self-taught as a painter, relying on books and other works of art. In 1822, Cole began as a portrait painter, and later turned to the landscape.
In New York, Cole sold 5 paintings of George w Bruen funded a summer to the Hudson Valley landscape features artists where Katz Kiel mountain house, Putnam ruins, the famous Kaaterskill Falls Fort, two point Lengquan. Back in New York, he showed five scenery in William Coleman's bookstore according to the window; two New York evening post cold spring view is to buy a, Mr. Stone, who lent them the Academy of Fine Arts's 1826 annual exhibition. This got the attention of Cole, Bethel John Tran burr, Asher B Duran, William Dunlap. The painting is a landscape view of Fort Ticonderoga from Gelyna. Trumbull especially for the young artist's work and seek him, bought one of his paintings, brought him into contact with many wealthy friends including Robert Gilmor and Daniel Wadsworth of the Baltimore - Hartford becomes an important customer of the artist.
Cole was the chief painter of landscapes, but he also painted fables. One of the most famous is the five part of the series, the process of the Empire, describing the same landscape from the near natural state of the perfect Empire, and then dropping the desolation-now collection of the New York historical society and the journey of the four life. There are two versions, one in The National Gallery in Washington, D. C. the other in the Munson-Williams-Proctor Art Institute in New York, Utica. In Cole's other famous works of U (1836), the White mountains incision, Daniel Boone in his hut in Osage lake, lake and dead trees (1825) of the Alan Memorial Art Museum. He also painted the garden of Eden (1828), and the luxurious details of Adam and Eve in the waterfall, vivid and plants. Deer. In 2014, Cole painted friezes at his home on the wall, but it is the end of the decoration, were found.
Cole influenced his artistic peers, especially the study of Edwin and Church of Asher B and from 1844 to 1846. Cole from 1829 to 1832 and from 1841 to 1842 in foreign countries, mainly in England and Italy.