Saturday, February 4, 2017

Art On A Sunday

Welcome to our very first post-hoping of many-Art On A Sunday

    To join in-please on your own blog title it Art On A Sunday and blog about any artist, art, craft, craftsman you wish to post about.  Link up to my post here and in comments on this post please share the url to that blog post-(Not blog url)  and I will insert a link to your post here in my blog post. 

Featuring a Missouri artist George Caleb Bingham

      Born 1811 and died 1879 was born in Virginia, later his parents with his siblings and others moved to Missouri. They settled near the Missouri River. His parents were well educated. His father died from malaria and his family had to move and settle across from the river.
     As a youngster he was always painting something and was inspired by an artist he met at a young age that had sketched  Daniel Boone.
    I found his life history and biography very interesting. This site  and also here was very informative. The second also shares many of his paintings.

     Mr. Bingham's "bread and butter" was made from his portraits and he painted many of them. He also later studied art in Paris and painted more of Missouri life and life on the frontier. He also lived during the civil war so some paintings were inspired by that time period. He wa also involved in politics.

Self Portrait: ca 1877

self portrait

Missouri State Capitol: 1848

Missouri State Capitol 1848

Fur Traders Descending the Missouri: 1845

Fur Traders Descending the Missouri 1845

Horse Thief: 1852

Horse Thief 1852

Boatmen on the Missouri: 1846

Boatmen on the Missouri 1846

Daniel Boone Escorting Settlers Through the Cumberland Gap: 1851

Daniel Boone Escorting Settlers Through the Cumberland Gap  1851

Family Life on the Frontier: 1845

Family Life on the Frontier 1845

Landscape Rural Scene: 1845

Landscape Rural Scene 1845

The Concealed Enemy: 1845

The Concealed Enemy 1845

Many more paintings here


  1. As a former Art History student, I probably should recognize this talented artist's name. I really appreciate his beautiful realistic style with the use of light and dark to invoke a mood. Sorry I can't take the time to fully participate, but I will so enjoy the educational posts!

  2. I love historical paintings like these, and I have been to the Cumberland Gap. Interesting post.
    Have a great week!


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