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Frederick Edwin Church, 1826-1900

Nationality: American
Date of Birth: 1826.05.04
Place of Birth: Hartford, CT
Date of Death: 1900.04.07
Place of Death: New York

Identity:

Frederick Edwin Church was a painter of rugged landscape and stormy coastal scenes.

Life:

Church is best known for Niagara (1857; Washington, DC, Corcoran Gallery of Art), his monumentally detailed view of Niagara Falls. Inspired by remote and inaccessible landscapes, he made several trips to polar regions to paint.

Bibliography:

Kelly, Franklin, Frederick Edwin Church, Washington 1989; Cordingly, D. 'Marine painting, Subsequent development (iii) USA; Grove Dictionary of Art online http://www.groveart.com (accessed 9 June 2004).