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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Iceberg Fantasy - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Iceberg Fantasy
Niagara Falls and Terrapin Tower - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Niagara Falls and Terrapin Tower
The Wreck - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
The Wreck
Interior of the Temple of Bacchus, Baalbek, Syria - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Interior of the Temple of Bacchus, Baalbek, Syria
The Star in the East - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
The Star in the East
Home By The Lake - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Home By The Lake
To The Memory Of Cole - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
To The Memory Of Cole
Morning, Looking East over the Husdon Valley from Catskill... - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Morning, Looking East over the Husdon Valley from Catskill...
Storm In The Mountains - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Storm In The Mountains
The Aegean Sea - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
The Aegean Sea
South American Landscape, 1873 - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
South American Landscape, 1873
Horseshoe Falls - Frederic Edwin Church - www.fredericedwinchurch.org
Horseshoe Falls

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