Arts Everyday Living: Frederic Church—A Portrait of Man’s Best Friend?

(I just featured The Art of Dog Walking on my blog recently. But I had to spotlight this fascinating portrait by Frederic Church today.)

“An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.” Martin Buber, philosopher

Frederic Church, Oosioak, c. 1861, oil on canvas, Private Collection


Frederic Church (1826-1900) is best known as one of the United States’ most popular landscape artists. However, Church couldn’t resist the expressive eyes of Oosioak, a dog he encountered on a painting expedition to Labrador and New Foundland in 1859.

*The quote is by philosopher Martin Buber (1878-1965).

Explore one of Church’s most famous works of art too.

Arts Everyday Living: Iceberg—Before Global Warming.

The above image is used solely for educational purposes.

And would you like to learn more about Frederic Church? He’s one of the artistic companions featured in Through an Artist’s Eyes: Learning to Live Creatively.

Available on Amazon

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