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 Vale of St. Thomas, Jamaica - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
The Vale of St. Thomas, Jamaica
Cayambe, 1858 - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Cayambe, 1858
Chimborazo - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Chimborazo
A Coast Line in Jamaica, West Indies - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
A Coast Line in Jamaica, West Indies
Niagara Falls  From The American Side - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Niagara Falls From The American Side
Heart of the Andes (detail) - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Heart of the Andes (detail)
Camp Fire In The Maine Wilderness - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Camp Fire In The Maine Wilderness
Bee Craft Mountain from Church's Farm - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Bee Craft Mountain from Church's Farm
The Cordilleras: Sunrise - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
The Cordilleras: Sunrise
The Andes of Ecuador I - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
The Andes of Ecuador I
Our Flag, 1864 - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Our Flag, 1864
Iceberg Fantasy - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Iceberg Fantasy

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