Fire & Ice: Treasures From The Photographic Collection Of Frederic Church At Olana

Frederic Church( 18261900), who gained international renown for paintings such as Niagara (1857), The Heart of the Andes(1859), Twilight in the Wilderness(1860) and The Icebergs (1861), was inspired by his extensive travel and study. His work was also inspired by his appreciation of a new visual medium. Fire& Ice, a selection from the several thousand photographs and daguerreotypes Church collected at Olana, his Orientalist home on the Hudson River, provides insight into the interests and tastes of one of nineteenth-century America’s greatest painters