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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The Great Fall, Niagara - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
The Great Fall, Niagara
Icebergs at Midnight, Labrador - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Icebergs at Midnight, Labrador
Palm Trees, West Indies - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Palm Trees, West Indies
Twilight, a Sketch - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Twilight, a Sketch
Mountain Landscape with River, Near Philadelphia - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Mountain Landscape with River, Near Philadelphia
Winter on the Hudson River Near Catskill, New York - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Winter on the Hudson River Near Catskill, New York
Storm in the Mountains I - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Storm in the Mountains I
View of Cotopaxi - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
View of Cotopaxi
View of Mount Katahdin - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
View of Mount Katahdin
Off Iceberg, Newfoundland - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Off Iceberg, Newfoundland
Mount Ktaadn - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Mount Ktaadn
New England Landscape (or Evening after a Storm) - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
New England Landscape (or Evening after a Storm)

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