Frederic Edwin Church

American 🇺🇸 1826 - 1900

An American painter who was an important figure in the Hudson River School of American landscape painters. He was best known for painting large landscapes, often depicting mountains, waterfalls, and sunsets. In his prime, he was one of the most famous painters in the United States.

Frederic Church was finacially a very successful artist, and was reported to be worth half a million dollars at his death in 1900 ($15 million in 2020).