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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Cotopaxi, 1862 - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Cotopaxi, 1862
A Passing Storm - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
A Passing Storm
The Mediterranean Sea - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
The Mediterranean Sea
Autumn On The Hudson - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Autumn On The Hudson
Twilight Mount Desert Island, Maine - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Twilight Mount Desert Island, Maine
Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives I - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives I
Tropical Landscape - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Tropical Landscape
Our Banner in the Sky I - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Our Banner in the Sky I
Mount Chimborazo, Ecuador, Shown from Riiobamba - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Mount Chimborazo, Ecuador, Shown from Riiobamba
Lake Scene In Mount Desert - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Lake Scene In Mount Desert
Broken Columns, View from the Parthenon, Athens - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Broken Columns, View from the Parthenon, Athens
The Magdalena River  Equador - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
The Magdalena River Equador

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