Frederic Edwin Church was a central figure in the Hudson River School of American landscape painters. While committed to the natural sciences, he was "always concerned with including a spiritual dimension in his works".
-Frederic Edwin Church - landscape painter 1826-1900
About Frederic Edwin Church: The American Artist, Frederic Edwin Church was a landscape painter born in Hartford, Connecticut.The wealth of Church's father allowed him to pursue his interest in art from a very early age. At eighteen years of age, Frederic Edwin Church became the pupil of Thomas Cole in Catskill, New York after Daniel Wadsworth, a family neighbor and founder of the Wadsworth Atheneum, intoduced the two.