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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Above The Clouds At Sunrise - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Above The Clouds At Sunrise
Aurora Borealis, Mt. Desert Island, from Bar Harbor... - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Aurora Borealis, Mt. Desert Island, from Bar Harbor...
The Magdalena River, Equador - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
The Magdalena River, Equador
Niagara Falls - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Niagara Falls
Autumn In North America - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Autumn In North America
Mountains of Ecuador (or A Tropical Morning) - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Mountains of Ecuador (or A Tropical Morning)
Cotopaxi - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Cotopaxi
Syria by the Sea - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Syria by the Sea
El Rio de Luz - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
El Rio de Luz
Broken Column, the Parthenon, Athens - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Broken Column, the Parthenon, Athens
Twilight - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Twilight
Sunset - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Sunset

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