Frederic Edwin Church

Frederic Edwin Church (May 4, 1826 – April 7, 1900) was an American landscape painter and a central figure of the Hudson River School. He was born in Hartford, Connecticut. His father was a successful silversmith and businessman, so Church had time and supplies to pursue art as a career. When he was eighteen, he began to study under Thomas Cole, who was the most distinguished artist of the first generation of Hudson River School.

Mr. Church was known for his tremendous ability to display light in his works. Church painted panoramic views of many mountains, sunsets, and waterfalls with many realistic details. He traveled widely in the United States and South America, and he produced art everywhere he went.

The Hudson River School was a group of American artists who were influenced by Romanticism. They painted the beauty of the American countryside as well as the majestic mountains and picturesque rivers.

The Icebergs: By Frederic Edwin Church – Dallas Museum of Art Uncrated, Public Domain, B1979’28, 6/13/02, 11:12 PM, 8C, 7266×12000 (774+0), 150%, Repro 1.8, 1/20 s, R82.2, G46.4, B53.1
Oosisoak: By Frederic Edwin Church – Harvey, Eleanor Jones (2002). The Voyage of the Icebergs: Frederic Church’s Arctic Masterpiece. Gerald L. Carr (contributions). New Haven: Dallas Museum of Art. p. 64. ISBN 0-300-09536-8.Photograph by David C. Huntington, courtesy of Gerald L. Carr, Public Domain,
Rainy Season in the Tropics: By Frederic Edwin Church – FgEWDU2Lt9aDKA at Google Cultural Institute maximum zoom level, Public Domain,
Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives.jpg: By Frederic Edwin Church – The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Public Domain,
Twilight in the Wilderness: By Frederic Edwin Church – Source: English Wikipedia, original upload 26 July 2003 by Cgs, Public Domain,
Cross in the Wilderness: By Frederic Edwin Church – Art Renewal, Public Domain,
Niagara Falls, from the American Side: By Frederic Edwin Church – qQE5jAFm16XHjQ at Google Cultural Institute maximum zoom level, Public Domain,
Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826 – 1900 ), Niagara, 1857, oil on canvas, Corcoran Collection (Museum Purchase, Gallery Fund) 2014.79.10 Web Gallery of Art:   Image  Info about artwork The Bridgeman Art Library, Object 445386#National Gallery of Art, Washington, D. C., online collection, Public Domain,

Portrait Credit: By Mathew Brady – Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. Brady-Handy Photograph Collection., Public Domain,

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