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Church, Frederick Edwin,

1826–1900, American landscape painter of the Hudson River schoolHudson River school,
group of American landscape painters, working from 1825 to 1875. The 19th-century romantic movements of England, Germany, and France were introduced to the United States by such writers as Washington Irving and James Fenimore Cooper.
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, b. Hartford, Conn., studied with Thomas Cole at Catskill, N.Y. He traveled and painted in North and South America and in Europe and excelled in panoramic scenes. He painted exotic and foreign landscapes as well as the native scenery favored by other members of the school. His large canvases are noted for the accuracy and clarity of the scenery portrayed, and for a crystalline rendering of light that links him to luminismluminism
, American art movement of the 19th cent. Luminism was an outgrowth of the Hudson River school. In its concern for capturing the effects of light and atmosphere it is sometimes linked to impressionism. Its practitioners included Frederick E.
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. Notable works include Niagara (1857; Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C.) and Heart of the Andes (1859; Metropolitan Mus., New York City).

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See studies by G. L. Carr (1981) and F. Kelly (1989).

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This month's print, Frederic Edwin Church's painting, "The Parthenon," will be a great addition to your collection.
On the one pole there are monumental landscapes of Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900), and on the other the abstract and conceptual art emanating from contemporary city life.
Cole's only pupil and successor, Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900), sketched prolifically in the area and purchased a plot of land on a high eminence across the river from Cedar Grove in 1860.
The exhibition proposes significant new readings of many familiar masterworks--some 60 paintings and 18 photographs created between 1852-77--including landscapes by Frederic Edwin Church and Sanford Robinson Gifford, paintings of life on the battle front and the home front by Winslow Homer and Eastman Johnson, and photographs by Timothy O'Sullivan and George N.
(He also acknowledges a debt to Frederic Edwin Church's Niagara, 1857.)
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Though shot and screened in Academy ratio, the landscapes have a majesty that evoke mixed sensations of troubled awe, reinforced by a closeup of Frederic Edwin Church's painting "Floating Iceberg," a suitable choice given Church's status as champion of the sublime in art.
Led by artist Frederic Edwin Church, landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted and architect Henry Hobson Richardson, Free Niagara saved the falls from being almost exclusively used for industrial and commercial purposes.
Another important figure of the School was Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900) who spent a great deal of his creative life in the Andes of Ecuador and other parts of Latin America.
The polar exhibition, which runs through March 1, focuses on the work of several famous artists who journeyed to the Arctic or Antarctic between the early 19th and mid-20th century, including Americans Frederic Edwin Church, William Bradford and Rockwell Kent, Canadian Lawren Harris, and several Europeans.
In an age when a photograph taken with a cell phone can instantly beam across the globe, it may be hard to imagine an unseen, yet to be discovered world, or to appreciate how a young, scientifically-minded American artist, Frederic Edwin Church, could reveal the grandeur of the nineteenth century Western hemisphere to a curious world.
DANA POINT, CA -- Every morning, as Cliff Wassmann walked through the doors to the Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia on his way to class, he would see Frederic Edwin Church's "Cotopaxi" painting of the smoke-bellowing South American volcano the piece is named after.