|The Heart of the Andes (1859)|
From the spring to autumn each year Church would travel, often by foot, sketching. He returned each winter to paint and to sell his work and in 1853 and 1857, he travelled in South America.
On his return, he painted The Heart of the Andes (1859), a monumental 5 by 10 feet. Church unveiled the painting to an astonished audience in New York City that same year. The work was an instant success. Selling for $10,000, it was the highest price ever paid for a work by a living American artist at that time.
|Landscape in the Adirondacks (1878)|