Frederic Edwin Church: 7 works

A slideshow of artworks auto-selected from multiple collections

By Google Arts & Culture

The Fall of Tequendama, Near Bogotá, New Granada (1854) by Frederic Church (American, b.1826, d.1900)Cincinnati Art Museum

'In 1853, Frederic Edwin Church spent six months traveling in South America. He sought out tropical subjects on the advice of Alexander von Humboldt, the great explorer and natural scientist, whose books were widely read.'

Cotopaxi (1855) by Frederic Edwin ChurchThe Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

'Here, for example, Frederic Church depicts Cotopaxi, an active volcano in Ecuador.'

Twilight (Sunset) (1856) by Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900)Albany Institute of History & Art

'By the mid 1800s, Frederic Church had become a prominent American landscape painter, and was the youngest artist ever elected to the prestigious National Academy of Design.'

Ruined Church in the Tropics (1859) by Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826-1900)The Walters Art Museum

'Frederick Edwin Church studied landscape painting under Thomas Cole, a member of the Hudson River School.'

Cotopaxi, Ecuador (1862) by DeWitt Clinton BoutelleReading Public Museum

'Frederic Church sketched his first view of Cotopaxi in 1853 on a tour of Columbia and Ecuador. Describing the volcano later, he declared it "one of the most majestic and awe inspiring views I ever beheld in either hemisphere."'

Rainy Season in the Tropics (1866) by Frederic Edwin Churchde Young museum

'"Rainy Season in the Tropics" is one of the most celebrated works by the second-generation Hudson River School artist Frederic Edwin Church.'

Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives (1870) by Frederic Edwin ChurchThe Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

'Frederic Edwin Church's monumental Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives shows the Holy City embedded in a panoramic landscape under an expansive, cloud-filled sky.'

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