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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Hooker And Company Journeying Through The Wilderness... - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Hooker And Company Journeying Through The Wilderness...
Rain Forest, Jamaica, West Indies - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Rain Forest, Jamaica, West Indies
Fog Off Mount Desert - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Fog Off Mount Desert
Our Banner in the Sky - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Our Banner in the Sky
A Country Home - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
A Country Home
Sunrise In Syria - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Sunrise In Syria
Coast Scene, Mount Desert - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Coast Scene, Mount Desert
Evening in the Tropics - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Evening in the Tropics
Landscape In Greece - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Landscape In Greece
Autumn Landscape, Vermont - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Autumn Landscape, Vermont
Beacon  Off Mount Desert Island - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Beacon Off Mount Desert Island
Moonrise - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Moonrise

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