How Church Painted the Icebergs

Janice K. Johnson

In 1859,  American artist Frederic Church (1826-1900) commissioned a schooner to take him on a plein-air painting expedition to “Iceberg Alley,” a dangerous region surrounding Newfoundland and Labrador.  Church produced an impressive set of oil studies from observation to provide the raw material for his big studio painting of The […]