Frederic Edwin Church

1826-1900 America-Landscapes

 

Brief Biography-Frederic Edwin Church from Connecticut was associated with the Hudson River School that was initially set up by Thomas Cole and Asher Brown Durand. He was tutored by Thomas Cole in Catskill, New York and he quickly found success as a landscape artist. He became an Academician at the National Academy of Design at the early age of twenty three.
Church stayed in New York and from there visited South America on two occasions where he produced notable landscapes which earned him a great deal of success. He stood out from other American artists whereas he didn't train in Europe like so many before him, this added to his popularity in America.
In his later years he settled in Hudson and built a mansion on a hilltop with magnificent views of the river. During this period he visited the Arctic, the Mediterranean and the Middle East, journeys that inspired several stunning landscapes. Due to arthritis he was unable to produce much work in his last two decades and he dedicated his time to his estate. His mansion is now a historic site and can be visited by the public.

 

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A Country Home

A Country Home

Above the Clouds

Above the Clouds at Sunrise

Aegean Sea

Aegean Sea

Aurora Borealis

Aurora Borealis

Al Ayn

 Al Ayn

Twilight Wilderness

Twilight Wilderness

Autumn

 Autumn

Study of Cotopaxi

 Study of Cotopaxi

Mount Desert Island

 Beacon, off Mount Desert Island

Chimborazo Volcano

Chimborazo Volcano

Cotopaxi

Cotopaxi

The Iceberg

V

Cross

Cross on a Rugged Landscape

Fog off Mount Desert

Fog off Mount Desert

Grand Manan Island

Grand Manan Island Bay of Fundy

Icebergs

 Icebergs

Meteor of 1860

 Meteor of 1860

In the Tropics

Morning in the Tropics

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls

The Wreck

The Wreck

Tropical Scenery

Tropical Scenery

Syria by the Sea

Syria by the Sea

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls American Side

cotopaxi

cotopaxi

parthenon

parthenon

heart of the andes

the heart of the andes