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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Morning in the Tropics, c.1858 - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Morning in the Tropics, c.1858
Christian on the Borders of the
Christian on the Borders of the "Valley of the Shadow...
Niagara Falls 1857 - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Niagara Falls 1857
Mount Katahdin from Millinocket Camp - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Mount Katahdin from Millinocket Camp
Tropical Scenery: South American Landscape, 1873 - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Tropical Scenery: South American Landscape, 1873
Mount Lebanon - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Mount Lebanon
The Highlands Of The Hudson River - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
The Highlands Of The Hudson River
North Peristyle, Parthenon, Athens - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
North Peristyle, Parthenon, Athens
Landscape With Waterfall - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Landscape With Waterfall
The Icebergs - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
The Icebergs
Cotopaxi, 1862 - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Cotopaxi, 1862
Mount Chimborazo, Ecuador I - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Mount Chimborazo, Ecuador I

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