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)