Frederick Edwin Church, perhaps the best known painter of the Hudson River School, came from Connecticut. He did not limit himself to painting the Hudson River area however as he and his wife traveled around the world and he painted wherever he went. His story is interesting. He was very popular when in his early and middle years but the Hudson River School went out of style in his later years as modernism took the public by storm. His reputation has only grown over the years however and his work is certainly monumental and deserving of the greatest respect.