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Catlin, George, 1796-1872

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    • Catlin, G. (George), 1796-1872
    • Catlin, Geo. (George), 1796-1872
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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1796-07-26
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1872-12-23
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        • Organization: (naf) Smithsonian American Art Museum
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Wilkes-Barre (Pa.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Jersey City (N.J.)
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    • found: Nord-Amerikas Indianer och de, under ett attarigt vistande bland de vildaste af deras stammar, upplefvade äfventyr och öden, 1848:t.p. (G. Catlin)
    • found: nuc89-36373: His Letters and notes on the manners ... [MI] 1841(hdg. on MH rept.: Catlin, George, 1796-1872; usage: Geo. Catlin)
    • found: Wikipedia, March 20, 2014(George Catlin; born July 26, 1796 in Wilkes-barre, Penn.; died December 23, 1872 in Jersey City, N.J.; American painter, author and traveler who specialized in portraits of Native Americans in the Old West. Catlin is the first person to visually record Plains Indians in their native territory. In 1872, Catlin traveled to Washington, D.C. at the invitation of Joseph Henry, the first secretary of the Smithsonian. Until his death later that year Catlin worked in a studio in the Smithsonian "Castle." In 1879 Joseph Harrison's widow donated more than 500 works, along with related artifacts, to the Smithsonian. The nearly complete surviving set of Catlin's first Indian Gallery, painted in the 1830s, is now part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's collection. The associated Catlin artifacts are in the collections of the Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian. Some 700 sketches are held by the American Museum of Natural History, New York City. Some artifacts from Catlin are in the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology collections. The Huntington Library in San Marino, California also holds 239 of Catlin's illustrations of both North and South American Indians, as well as other illustrative and manuscript material by Catlin.)
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