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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Rooftops at Sunset, Rome, Italy - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Rooftops at Sunset, Rome, Italy
Southwest Facade, Olana - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Southwest Facade, Olana
Cotopaxi 1857 - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Cotopaxi 1857
View near Stockbridge, Mass. - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
View near Stockbridge, Mass.
Cotopaxi 2 - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Cotopaxi 2
Cross In The Wilderness - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Cross In The Wilderness
Rutland Falls Vermont 1848 - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Rutland Falls Vermont 1848
Al Ayn - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Al Ayn
New England Landscape With Ruined Chimney - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
New England Landscape With Ruined Chimney
The Parthenon - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
The Parthenon
Hudson Valley, Near Olana, New York - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Hudson Valley, Near Olana, New York
Jerusalem From The Mount Of Olives - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Jerusalem From The Mount Of Olives

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