Frederic Edwin Church
(1826 - 1900)
Frederic Edwin Church was active/lived in New York, Connecticut / Mexico. Frederic Church is known for majestic landscape and arctic marine scene painting.
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Born in Hartford, Connecticut, Frederic Church became a leading figure
in the Hudson River School* of painters, and in the 1850s and 60s was
one of America's most famous painters. The paintings for which he
became known were landscapes conveying a serene sense of light and
space, showing nature in its pure state without the presence of human
His career rose very fast, taking off when he was in
his early twenties, but by the time he was forty, public taste had
changed, and this circumstance combined with his own ill health caused
his reputation to fall considerably.
He came from a wealthy
family and received his first art instruction from Benjamin Coe.
His primary master was Thomas Cole with whom
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