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Encyclopedia > Frederic Edwin Church
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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. Image File history File links Twilight_wilderness_big. ... Image File history File links Twilight_wilderness_big. ... The Icebergs, by Frederic Edwin Church (big) The two-dimensional work of art depicted in this image is in the public domain in the United States and in those countries with a copyright term of life of the author plus 100 years. ... The Icebergs, by Frederic Edwin Church (big) The two-dimensional work of art depicted in this image is in the public domain in the United States and in those countries with a copyright term of life of the author plus 100 years. ... May 4 is the 124th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (125th in leap years). ... 1826 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... 1900 is a common year starting on Monday. ... Landscape can mean: The layout of a land area, particularly with respect to its appearance. ... A painter is a person who paints woodwork, walls, etc. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... The Hudson River school was a 19th century American group of landscape painters whose approach was related to romanticism. ...


The wealth of Church's father allowed him to pursue his interest in art from a very early age. At eighteen years of age, Church became the pupil of Thomas Cole in Palenville, New York. He was elected as a member of the National Academy of Design five years later, in 1849. Soon after, he sold his first major work to Hartford's Wadsworth Atheneum. Categories: Stub | 1801 births | 1848 deaths | Cole | United States painters ... Palenville is a hamlet (and census-designated place) located in Greene County, New York. ... The National Academy of Design, in New York City, now called simply The National Academy, is an honorary association of American artists, with a museum and a school of fine arts. ... 1849 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... The Wadsworth Atheneum is the oldest public art museum in the United States and largest in the state of Connecticut. ...


Church settled in New York where he taught his first pupil, William James Stillman. From the spring to autumn each year Church would travel, often by foot, sketching. He returned each winter to paint and to sell his work. State nickname: Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York City Governor George Pataki (R) Senators Charles Schumer (D) Hillary Rodham Clinton (D) Official languages None (English is de facto) Area 141,205 km² (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water 18,795 km² (13. ... William James Stillman (June 1, 1828 - July 6, 1901), United States painter and journalist, was born at Schenectady, New York. ... Spring is one of the four seasons of temperate zones. ... Autumn (often referred to as Fall in North America) is one of the four temperate seasons, the transition between summer and winter. ... Sketch of Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris. ...


In 1860 Church bought a farm in Hudson, New York and married Isabel Carnes. Both Church's first son and daughter died in March, 1863 of diphtheria, but he and his wife started a new family with the birth of Frederic junior in 1865. 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ... Hudson is a city located in Columbia County, New York. ... March is the third month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 1863 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1865 is a common year starting on Sunday. ...


When he and his wife had a family of four children, they began to travel together. In 1867 they visited Europe and the Middle East, allowing Church to return to painting larger works. 1867 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... World map showing location of Europe When considered a continent, Europe is the worlds second-smallest continent in terms of area, with an area of 10,600,000 km² (4,140,625 square miles), making it larger than Australia only. ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ...


Before leaving on that trip, Church purchased the eighteen acres (73,000 m²) on the hilltop above his Hudson farm -- land he had long wanted because of its magnificent views of the Hudson River and the Catskills. In 1870 he began the construction of "Olana" on that site. This highly personal and eclectic castle incorporated many of the design ideas that he had acquired in the Middle East. Olana, now owned by the nonprofit Olana Partnership and administered by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is a New York State historic site open to the public. View of the Hudson in the 1880s showing Jersey City The Hudson River, called Muh-he-kun-ne-tuk in Mahican, is a river running mainly through New York State but partly forming the boundary between the states of New York and New Jersey. ... Catskill State Park as seen from Overlook Mountian The Catskill Mountains are an extension of the Appalachian Mountains into New York State. ... 1870 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Olana is the castle-like structure and surrounding grounds created by Frederic Edwin Church, a major figure of the Hudson River School of American artists, five miles south of Hudson, New York. ... The National Trust for Historic Preservation is an American member-supported organization which was founded in 1949 to support preservation of historic buildings and neighborhoods through a range of programs and activities. ... A historic site is a location where pieces of history have been preserved. ...


Among Church's notable paintings are:

  • The Falls of Tequendama (1854)
  • Niagara Falls (1857)
  • Secluded Landscape at Sunset (1860)
  • Cotopaxi (1862)

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Frederic Edwin Church - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (521 words)
Frederic Edwin Church (May 4, 1826 – April 7, 1900) was an American landscape painter born in Hartford, Connecticut.
In 1860 Church bought a farm in Hudson, New York and married Isabel Carnes.
Both Church's first son and daughter died in March, 1863 of diphtheria, but he and his wife started a new family with the birth of Frederic junior in 1865.
Frederic Church (664 words)
"Frederic Edwin Church, born in Hartford, Connecticut, was the son of a wealthy man whose considerable assets provided the youth with the means to develop his early interest in art.
Church's happiness was blasted in March of 1865, when his son and his daughter died of diphtheria, but with the birth of Frederic junior in 1866, Church and his wife began a new family that was eventually to number four children.
Church, however, began to devote his creative energies increasingly to gentleman farming and to the designing and redesigning of Olana, his hilltop fantasy of a "Persian" villa at Hudson, New York, a seemingly endless undertaking begun in 1869 in consultation with the architect Calvert Vaux.
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