Frederic Edwin Church, born on May 4, 1826 in Hartford, Connecticut, was a prominent American Romantic landscape painter and a central figure in the Hudson River School. He was the only son of a wealthy businessman who wanted him to become a physician or enter business. However, Church pursued his passion for painting and became known for his large-scale works that often depicted mountains, waterfalls, and sunsets.
Church traveled extensively throughout his life to draw inspiration from various places around the world. His trips to Africa, Europe, the Middle East, South America and North America influenced much of his work. He was committed to natural sciences and creating works that had both scientific accuracy and spiritual depth.
Church trained under landscape painter Thomas Cole who had a significant influence on him. He experimented with scale and focal points in his art which helped him stand out as an artist. One of Church’s most notable works was Niagara painting which was considered one of the finest landscape paintings of its day.
Frederic Edwin Church died on April 7th, 1900 near New York City at the age of 73 but he is still celebrated today as one of America’s greatest artists. His legacy lives on through his stunning landscapes that continue to inspire many young artists.
All Frederic Edwin Church Artwork on Artchive
|Rainy Season In The Tropics (detail)||1866||Oil On Canvas|
|Heart Of The Andes||1859||Oil On Canvas|
|Niagara Falls, From The American Side||1867||Oil On Canvas|
|La Magdalena (scene On The Magdalena)||1854||Oil On Canvas|
|Chimborazo||1864||Oil On Canvas|
|Aurora Borealis||1865||Oil On Canvas|
|Twilight in the Wilderness||1860||Oil on Canvas|
|Rainy Season in the Tropics||1866||Oil on Canvas|
|Niagara||1857||Oil on Canvas|
|Cotopaxi||1855||Oil on Canvas|
|The Natural Bridge, Virginia||1852||Oil on Canvas|
|Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives||1870||Oil on Canvas|
|The Icebergs||1861||Oil on Canvas|
|Heart of the Andes (DETAIL)||1859||Oil on Canvas|
|In the Tropics||1856||Oil on Canvas|
|The Parthenon||1871||Oil on Canvas|
|Cayambe||1858||Oil on Canvas|