Portrait - Frederic Edwin Church
Portrait

Frederic Edwin Church (May 4, 1826 - April 7, 1900) was an American landscape painter born in Hartford, Connecticut.

He was a central figure in the Hudson River School of American landscape painters. While committed to the natural sciences, he was "always concerned with including a spiritual dimension in his works".

The family wealth came from Church's father, Joseph Church, a silversmith and watchmaker in Hartford, Connecticut.(Joseph subsequently also became an official and a director of The Aetna Life Insurance Company) Joseph, in turn, was the son of Samuel Church, who founded the first paper mill in Lee, Massachusetts in the Berkshires, and this allowed him(Frederic) to pursue his interest in art from a very early age. At eighteen years of age, Church became the pupil of Thomas Cole in Catskill, New York after Daniel Wadsworth, a family neighbor and founder of the Wadsworth Atheneum, introduced the two.

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Aurora Borealis - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Aurora Borealis
Moses Viewing The Promised Land - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Moses Viewing The Promised Land
Konigsee, Bavaria - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Konigsee, Bavaria
Twilight, 'Short arbiter 'twixt day and night' - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Twilight, 'Short arbiter 'twixt day and night'
Rainy Season In The Tropics - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Rainy Season In The Tropics
Secluded Landscape at Sunset, 1860 - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Secluded Landscape at Sunset, 1860
Autumn - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Autumn
Twilight in the Wilderness - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Twilight in the Wilderness
Great Basin, Mount Katahdin, ,Maine - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Great Basin, Mount Katahdin, ,Maine
The Heart of the Andes 1859 - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
The Heart of the Andes 1859
The Natural Bridge, Virginia - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
The Natural Bridge, Virginia
Niagara Falls, 1867 - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Niagara Falls, 1867

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