Frederic E.Church 1826-1900
American painter. He was a leading representative of the second generation of the HUDSON RIVER SCHOOL, who made an important contribution to American landscape painting in the 1850s and 1860s. The son of a wealthy and prominent businessman, he studied briefly in Hartford with two local artists, Alexander Hamilton Emmons (1816-84) and Benjamin Hutchins Coe (1799-1883). Thanks to the influence of the Hartford patron DANIEL WADSWORTH, in 1844 he became the first pupil accepted by Thomas Cole. Christian on the Borders of the Valley of the Shadow of Death Pilgrim s Progress Oil on canvas
40 1/2x60 1/2in
Olana State Historic Site,New York State Office of Parks,Recreation and Historic Preservation.