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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Mount Ktaadn - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Mount Ktaadn
New England Landscape - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
New England Landscape
South American Landscape II - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
South American Landscape II
Ira Mountain, Vermont - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Ira Mountain, Vermont
Moonrise I - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Moonrise I
La Magdalena Aka Scene On The Magdalena - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
La Magdalena Aka Scene On The Magdalena
Ruins at Baalbek - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Ruins at Baalbek
Red Hills near Kingston, Jamaica - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Red Hills near Kingston, Jamaica
View of Cotopaxi - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
View of Cotopaxi
Otter Creek, Mount Desert - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Otter Creek, Mount Desert
The Andes of Ecuador, c.1876 - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
The Andes of Ecuador, c.1876
Thunder Clouds, Jamaica - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Thunder Clouds, Jamaica

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