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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Jerusalem From The Mount Of Olives - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Jerusalem From The Mount Of Olives
Storm in the Mountains I - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Storm in the Mountains I
Mountain Landscape with River, Near Philadelphia - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Mountain Landscape with River, Near Philadelphia
Off Iceberg, Newfoundland - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Off Iceberg, Newfoundland
Twilight, a Sketch - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Twilight, a Sketch
Winter on the Hudson River Near Catskill, New York - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Winter on the Hudson River Near Catskill, New York
New England Landscape (or Evening after a Storm) - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
New England Landscape (or Evening after a Storm)
Sunrise - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Sunrise
View of Mount Katahdin - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
View of Mount Katahdin
Home by the Lake 2 - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Home by the Lake 2
New England Landscape - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
New England Landscape
Al Ayn - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Al Ayn

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