Choris, Louis, 1795-1828

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1795
Death 1828
Russians
Russian

Biographical notes:

In 1815, Louis (or Ludovik/Ludwig) Choris (1795-1828) was invited to be the official painter to accompany Captain Otto von Kotzebue's expedition to find a northwest passage through North America. Although only 20 years old, Choris painted on an earlier Russian expedition and had gained a reputation as a botanical artist among the Moscow art community. He pursued a successful art career and produced a second collection of lithographs in 1826. On March 22, 1828, he was attacked and killed by robbers on his way to Mexico City from Veracruz. [Portions from the Wisconsin Historical Society web site].

From the description of Louis Choris photograph collection [graphic], 1822. (Alaska State Library). WorldCat record id: 56030768

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Ark ID:
w6796r3t
SNAC ID:
22715726

Subjects:

  • Skin boats--History--19th century--Drawings
  • Sea birds--History--19th century--Drawings
  • Oregon
  • Glaciers--Pictorial works
  • Sea lions--History--19th century--Drawings
  • Natural history illustration
  • Botanical artists--History--19th century
  • Aleuts--History--19th century--Drawings
  • Glaciers--Alaska--Kotzebue--Pictorial Works
  • Aleut arts--History--19th century--Drawings
  • Chukchi--Pictorial works
  • Indians of North America--Pictorial works

Occupations:

  • Artists

Places:

  • Russia (as recorded)
  • Kamchatka Peninsula (Russia) (as recorded)
  • Pribilof Islands (Alaska) (as recorded)
  • Kotzebue (Alaska) (as recorded)
  • Alaska--Kotzebue (as recorded)
  • Kotzebue (Alaska) (as recorded)
  • California (as recorded)
  • Aleutian Islands (Alaska) (as recorded)
  • San Francisco (Calif.) (as recorded)
  • California--San Francisco (as recorded)
  • Alaska (as recorded)