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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
Konigsee, Bavaria - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Konigsee, Bavaria
Rainy Season In The Tropics - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Rainy Season In The Tropics
Twilight, 'Short arbiter 'twixt day and night' - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Twilight, 'Short arbiter 'twixt day and night'
Moses Viewing The Promised Land - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Moses Viewing The Promised Land
Autumn - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Autumn
Great Basin, Mount Katahdin, ,Maine - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Great Basin, Mount Katahdin, ,Maine
Niagara Falls, 1867 - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Niagara Falls, 1867
Landscape In Greece - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Landscape In Greece
The Natural Bridge, Virginia - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
The Natural Bridge, Virginia
Twilight in the Wilderness - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Twilight in the Wilderness
Rain Forest, Jamaica, West Indies - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Rain Forest, Jamaica, West Indies
Moonrise - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Moonrise
Sunrise In Syria - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Sunrise In Syria
Coast Scene, Mount Desert - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Coast Scene, Mount Desert
A Country Home - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
A Country Home
Fog Off Mount Desert - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Fog Off Mount Desert
Autumn Landscape, Vermont - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Autumn Landscape, Vermont
Autumn In North America - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Autumn In North America
Our Banner in the Sky - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Our Banner in the Sky
Secluded Landscape at Sunset, 1860 - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Secluded Landscape at Sunset, 1860
Evening in the Tropics - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Evening in the Tropics
The Heart of the Andes 1859 - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
The Heart of the Andes 1859
Beacon  Off Mount Desert Island - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Beacon Off Mount Desert Island
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