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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 659,047 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Frederic Edwin Church is the 464th most popular painter (up from 517th in 2019), the 1,572nd most popular biography from United States (up from 1,712th in 2019) and the 14th most popular American Painter.

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Among painters, Frederic Edwin Church ranks 464 out of 1,421Before him are Dirck van Baburen, Anna Maria van Schurman, Anselm Feuerbach, Geertgen tot Sint Jans, Giovanni Antonio Boltraffio, and Jan van Scorel. After him are Hans Burgkmair, André Charles Boulle, Grant Wood, Arshile Gorky, Bruce Nauman, and Adélaïde Labille-Guiard.

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Among people born in 1826, Frederic Edwin Church ranks 12Before him are Ludwig Minkus, Wilhelm Liebknecht, Frederick I, Grand Duke of Baden, Stanislao Cannizzaro, Armand David, and Zénobe Gramme. After him are Alexander Afanasyev, Danilo I, Prince of Montenegro, Georg II, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen, Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin, Adolf Bastian, and George Johnstone Stoney. Among people deceased in 1900, Frederic Edwin Church ranks 25Before him are Emil Škoda, Osman Nuri Pasha, Armand David, Princess Josephine of Baden, José Maria de Eça de Queirós, and François d'Orléans, Prince of Joinville. After him are Naim Frashëri, Birsa Munda, Princess Adelheid of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, Zdeněk Fibich, Duchess Alexandra of Oldenburg, and Kuroda Kiyotaka.

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Among people born in United States, Frederic Edwin Church ranks 1,572 out of 18,182Before him are Julia Child (1912), Diane Lane (1965), James Gandolfini (1961), Lee de Forest (1873), Joseph Nye (1937), and George C. Scott (1927). After him are Edward W. Morley (1838), Alonzo Church (1903), Bessie Smith (1894), Michael Madsen (1957), Eazy-E (1964), and Donald J. Cram (1919).

Among PAINTERS In United States

Among painters born in United States, Frederic Edwin Church ranks 14Before him are James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834), Robert Rauschenberg (1925), Joseph Kosuth (1945), Grandma Moses (1860), Lyonel Feininger (1871), and Bob Ross (1942). After him are Grant Wood (1891), Bruce Nauman (1941), Cy Twombly (1928), Frank Stella (1936), Sol LeWitt (1928), and Richard Serra (1939).