George Caleb Bingham

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George Caleb Bingham
A self-portrait by George Caleb Bingham, painted 1834-35
Born (1811-03-20)March 20, 1811
Augusta County, Virginia, U.S.
Died July 7, 1879(1879-07-07) (aged 68)
Nationality American
Field Painting
Training [Self taught by study of prints of Old Masters and copybooks]
Movement Luminism

George Caleb Bingham (March 20, 1811 – July 7, 1879) was an American artist. His paintings of American life in the frontier lands along the Missouri River are good examples of the Luminist style. Bingham was little-known in his time. His work was rediscovered in the 1930s. By 2011, he was considered one of the greatest American painters of the 19th century.

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