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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The Ruins At Sunion  Greece - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
The Ruins At Sunion Greece
Parthenon, Athens, from the Northwest (Illuminated... - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Parthenon, Athens, from the Northwest (Illuminated...
Tropical Landscape 2 - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Tropical Landscape 2
The Iceberg - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
The Iceberg
Banana Tree, c.1865 - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Banana Tree, c.1865
Heart Of The Andes - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Heart Of The Andes
Mount Ktaadn (or Mount Katahdin) - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Mount Ktaadn (or Mount Katahdin)
El Khasne  Petra - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
El Khasne Petra
The Vale of St. Thomas, Jamaica - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
The Vale of St. Thomas, Jamaica
Clouds over Olana - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Clouds over Olana
Autumn Shower - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Autumn Shower
Cayambe, 1858 - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Cayambe, 1858

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