George Caleb Bingham

George Caleb Bingham (1811-1879) was an American portraitist and landscape artist.

George Caleb Bingham Summary:

  • His love for painting developed after an apprenticeship with a cabinet maker.
  • He was mostly self-taught but studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts for three months.
  • Scenes of river life are among his most famous pieces.
  • Bingham became active in politics and served as state treasurer and adjutant general of Missouri in 1862 and 1875 respectively.
  • Towards the end of his life, he taught at the University of Missouri, Columbia.

George Caleb Bingham Famous Paintings:

  • Fur Traders Descending the Missouri (1845)
  • The County Election (1852)
  • Country Politician (1849)
  • Order No. 11 (1868)
  • The Verdict of the People (1854)
  • Washington Crossing Delaware (1856-1871)
  • Jolly Flatboat Men (1846)

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