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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Palm Trees and Housetops, Ecuador - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Palm Trees and Housetops, Ecuador
Broken Columns, View from the Parthenon, Athens - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Broken Columns, View from the Parthenon, Athens
Cotopaxi II - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Cotopaxi II
Cotopaxi, 1855 - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Cotopaxi, 1855
New England Scenery - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
New England Scenery
Cloudy Skies, Sunset, Jamaica - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Cloudy Skies, Sunset, Jamaica
The Ruins at Sunion, Greece - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
The Ruins at Sunion, Greece
Mount Katahdin I - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Mount Katahdin I
Newport Mountain, Mount Desert - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Newport Mountain, Mount Desert
Sunset, Bar Harbor - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Sunset, Bar Harbor
The River of Light - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
The River of Light
Mount Chimborazo, Ecuador - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Mount Chimborazo, Ecuador

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