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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Rough Surf  Mount Desert Island - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Rough Surf Mount Desert Island
South American Landscape - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
South American Landscape
The Monastery of San Pedro - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
The Monastery of San Pedro
Niagara Falls from Goat Island, Winter - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Niagara Falls from Goat Island, Winter
Icebergs And Wreck In Sunset - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Icebergs And Wreck In Sunset
Coast Scene - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Coast Scene
Hinter Schonau and Reiteralp Mountains, Bavaria - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Hinter Schonau and Reiteralp Mountains, Bavaria
Grand Manan Island - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Grand Manan Island
Salzburg Castle - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Salzburg Castle
Shooting Stars - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Shooting Stars
Southwest Facade, Olana - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Southwest Facade, Olana
West Rock, New Haven - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
West Rock, New Haven

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