Frederic Edwin Church

1826 - 1900

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Frederic Edwin Church (May 4, 1826 – April 7, 1900) was an American landscape painter born in Hartford, Connecticut. He was a central figure in the Hudson River School of American landscape painters, best known for painting large landscapes, often depicting mountains, waterfalls, and sunsets. Church's paintings put an emphasis on realistic detail, dramatic light, and panoramic views. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frederic Edwin Church has received more than 524,203 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Frederic Edwin Church is the 518th most popular painter (up from 941st in 2019), the 1,713th most popular biography from United States (up from 3,134th in 2019) and the 16th most popular American Painter.

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Among painters, Frederic Edwin Church ranks 518 out of 1,428Before him are Hubert Robert, Domenico di Pace Beccafumi, Jean Ignace Isidore Gérard Grandville, Pierre-Joseph Redouté, Heinz Linge, and Jules Joseph Lefebvre. After him are Sebastiano Ricci, Gu Kaizhi, Julio González, Cy Twombly, Yoshitoshi, and Marianne von Werefkin.

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Among people born in 1826, Frederic Edwin Church ranks 14Before him are Zénobe Gramme, Armand David, Alexander Afanasyev, Frederick I, Grand Duke of Baden, Stanislao Cannizzaro, and Danilo I, Prince of Montenegro. After him are Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin, Adolf Bastian, Georg II, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen, George Johnstone Stoney, Karl von Piloty, and Stephen Foster. Among people deceased in 1900, Frederic Edwin Church ranks 25Before him are Nicolas Chauvin, Isaac Levitan, Mary Kingsley, Princess Josephine of Baden, José Maria de Eça de Queirós, and Francis, Duke of Teck. After him are Zdeněk Fibich, Naim Frashëri, Kuroda Kiyotaka, David Edward Hughes, Samori Ture, and Joseph Bertrand.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Frederic Edwin Church ranks 1,713 out of 15,968Before him are Danny Kaye (1911), John Robert Schrieffer (1931), Beck (1970), Billy Milligan (1955), Chris Kyle (1974), and Edward Albee (1928). After him are Ma Barker (1873), Helen Hayes (1900), Murray Bookchin (1921), Roger D. Kornberg (1947), Albert King (1923), and Elisabeth Shue (1963).

Among PAINTERS In United States

Among painters born in United States, Frederic Edwin Church ranks 16Before him are Lyonel Feininger (1871), Joseph Kosuth (1945), Grant Wood (1891), Jasper Johns (1930), Bob Ross (1942), and Sol LeWitt (1928). After him are Cy Twombly (1928), Julian Schnabel (1951), Richard Serra (1939), Allan Kaprow (1927), Frank Stella (1936), and Andrew Wyeth (1917).