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Name Catlin, George
Life Dates 1796-1872
Born: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Died: Jersey City, New Jersey
Nationality American
Occupation Painter
Explorer
Scientist
Notes Beginning in 1830, Catlin traveled to the newly acquired territory of the Louisiana Purchase, meeting William Clark in St. Louis, where he began his artistic endeavor to paint scenes of Indian life and the new territory. By the end of the 1830s, Catlin had painted over 500 portraits, scenes, and landscapes and had accumulated hundreds of Indian artifacts, which he exhibited in American cities and eventually in Europe.
Role Artist

Associated Records

Image of Art-2D Collection - 2014.1.5

Art-2D Collection - 2014.1.5

"The War Dance, by the Ojibway Indians," 1855, hand-colored aquatint by George Catlin and John Harris, the younger. Plate 43 of "The Natural History of Man," Vol. 2, 4th edition, by James C. Prichard.

Image of Art-2D Collection - 2014.1.6

Art-2D Collection - 2014.1.6

"Tuck-ee, a Cherokee War Chief," 1842-1845, hand-colored aquatint by George Catlin and John Harris, the younger. Plate 32 of "The Natural History of Man, Vol. 1, 1st edition, by James C. Prichard.