Catlin, George, 1796-1872

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Portrait painter and miniaturist, ethnographer, best known for his paintings of the American Indian. Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

From the description of George Catlin manuscripts and drawings, [ca. 1893]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122576696

George Catlin was an American artist. Catlin's mother had been captured by Indians. Catlin traveled the United States drawing the Indians he saw. He presented his work in a traveling gallery in cities in the U.S. Later he took his trade to Europe. After his time in Europe he continued to travel and present his drawings of both North and South America.

From the description of Catlin's North American Indian bills scrapbook, 1840-1855. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64038325

From the description of Album unique, 1863. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 62320521

Catlin specialized in portraits and scenes from the American West.

From the description of Humboldt in his 87th year, 1856. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754864058

George Catlin, artist and author, was known especially for his paintings of Indians. Born in Wilkes-Barre, PA, he practiced law until his talent for painting led him to join a group of artists in Philadelphia in 1823. Catlin concentrated on portrait painting in Washington, D.C., until 1829, when he saw a delegation of visiting American Indians in Philadelphia. He then resolved to devote his life to preserving the appearance and character of the vanishing Indians and for forty-two years traveled extensively in the U.S. West and lived among the tribes. Catlin wrote many books and articles related to his experiences.

From the description of Papers and illustrations of George Catlin, 1868-1892. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122446723

George Catlin (1796-1872) was a -portrait painter, miniature painter, and ethnographer, best known for his paintings of the American Indian.

From the description of George Catlin papers, 1821-1904, 1946. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79731841

Artist and author.

From the description of George Catlin correspondence, 1860. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79452869

American painter, author, and traveler; specialized in portraits of Native Americans in the Old West.

From the description of George Catlin North American Indians collection, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 206458103

Portrait painter, miniature painter, ethnographer; Pennsylvania

Best known for his paintings of the American Indian. Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

From the description of George Catlin collection from the Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art, 1840-1860. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 756821060

Artist and author.

From 1828 to 1838 George Catlin travelled in the West, painting about 600 portraits of Indians in native costume and pictures of their villages, daily life, games, and ceremonies. In 1832, Catlin witnessd the Mandan O-kee-pa ceremony and portrayed it paintings which generated considerable controversy. An unauthorized essay on the subject was printed privately in London in 1865 under Catlin's name. Catlin promptly condemned the fifty-copy edition, calling it "a gross and mangled extract from my account" and demanding that all copies be surrendered. In 1867 Catlin published "O-kee-pa, a religious ceremony," to set the record straight.

From the description of An account of an annual religious ceremony practised by the Mandan tribe of North American Indians / by George Catlin, [ca. 1900]. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 36525829

Artist and author.

From 1828 to 1838 George Catlin travelled in the West, painting about 600 portraits of Indians in native costume and pictures of their villages, daily life, games, and ceremonies. He exhibited this collection in Europe and America, 1837-1852. Catlin also published books and articles about his experiences with the Indians, and catalogs of his collection.

From the description of Letters, 1827-[1870]. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 36525635

American artist and author.

From 1828 to 1838 George Catlin traveled in the West, painting about 600 portraits of Indians in native costumes and pictures of their villages, daily life, games, and ceremonies. He exhibited this collection in Europe and America, 1837-1852, and published books and articles containing reproductions of his paintings, including Catlin's North American Indian portfolio (London, 1844?; New York, 1845)

From the description of George Catlin lithographs and painting of North American Indians [graphic], [ca. 1840-1844] (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 41377950

Portrait painter, miniature painter, ethnographer; Pennsylvania

Best known for his paintings of the American Indian. Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

From the description of George Catlin collection from the Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art, 1840-1860. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 123401922

American artist and author.

From 1828 to 1838 George Catlin travelled in the West, making a pictorial record of the North American Indians he believed to be a vanishing race. Catlin exhibited the paintings (known as his Indian Gallery) in Europe and America, 1837-1852, and later visited the Pacific Northwest and the Southwest, drawing the Indians in those regions. Perenially in debt, Catlin from ca. 1850 to the mid-1860's copied and recopied his paintings and offered them for sale in similar, but not identical souvenir albums.

From the description of Souvenir of the North American Indians as they were in the middle of the 19th century [graphic], 1852 [i.e. between 1852 and ca. 1860]. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 41290559

Painter.

Catlin is known for his paintings of American Indians.

From the description of George Catlin letter, [undated]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122390304

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creatorOf Catlin, George, 1796-1872. George Catlin lithographs and painting of North American Indians [graphic], [ca. 1840-1844] Newberry Library
creatorOf Catlin, George, 1796-1872. Souvenir of the North American Indians as they were in the middle of the 19th century [graphic], 1852 [i.e. between 1852 and ca. 1860]. Newberry Library
creatorOf Catlin, George, 1796-1872. George Catlin collection from the Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art, 1840-1860. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Taft, Robert, 1894-1955. Robert Taft papers, 1918-1955 (bulk 1933-1955). Kansas State Historical Society
creatorOf Blackmore, William, 1827-1878. William Blackmore collection, 1827-1890. Museum of New Mexico Library
referencedIn Kinney, Louise Catlin. Louise Catlin Kinney letter, with her sisters, to the President and faculty of the University of California : Washington, D.C. : ALS, 1874 Feb. 10. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Donaldson, Thomas. Thomas Donaldson letter to J.S. Clarkson regarding Keokuk on horseback, 1886. State Historical Society of Iowa, Library
referencedIn Payne, John Howard, 1791-1852. John Howard Payne letter books, 1842-1850. Georgia Newspaper Project
referencedIn Porter, Peter A. (Peter Augustus), 1853-1925. Letters received, 1891 Sept. 19-1906 Apr. 7. Buffalo History Museum, Research Library
referencedIn State Historical Society of North Dakota. George Catlin exhibit poster 2004. State Historical Society of North Dakota State Archives
creatorOf Stanley, John Mix, 1814-1872. John Mix Stanley papers, 1830-1973. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf George Catlin letters and miscellany New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Yale miscellaneous manuscripts collection, 1701-2002 (inclusive), 1701-1987 (bulk). Yale University Library
creatorOf Catlin, George, 1796-1872. Drawings, 1844. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Catlin, George, 1796-1872. [Letter] : 1865 Jan[uar]y, Ostende [Belgium to] Sec[retar]y of U[nited] St[ates] Navy [Gideon Welles]. Haverford College Library
referencedIn Stuyvesant Institute. Records, 1834-1839. New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Cullum, John. On the manners & customs of the North American Indians : illustrated by the costume worn by them, also ornaments &c. / by J. Cullum, artist, 1841. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Catlin, George, 1796-1872. Papers and illustrations of George Catlin, 1868-1892. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Wied, Maximilian, Prinz von, 1782-1867. Letter : Neuwied [Germany], to Mr. H.E. Lloyd, 1841 Feb. 7. Newberry Library
creatorOf Catlin, George, 1796-1872. Album unique, 1863. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Catlin, George, 1796-1872 : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Records of the U.S. Information Agency. 1900 - 2003. Records Concerning Exhibits in Foreign Countries
referencedIn Gilbert L. and Frederick N. Wilson papers., 1894-1936. Minnesota Historical Society.
referencedIn Rockwell, Anne F. Paintbrush & peacepipe : the story of George Catlin : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Smithsonian American Art Museum. George Catlin and his Indian Gallery : resource binder / Smithsonian American Art Museum. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
referencedIn Shaw, James Porter, 1884-. James Porter Shaw papers, [ca. 1938-1958]. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Yale miscellaneous manuscripts collection, 1701-2002 (inclusive), 1701-1987 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Brown, John, b. 1818. Journal and everyday book, 1837 Aug. 7-1839 Aug. 7. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852. Letters received, 1830-1846. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn Dakota County Historical Society (Dakota County, Minn.). [Dakota County, Minn., American Indians, specific persons--pamphlets, clippings, and other miscellaneous materials]. Dakota County Library
creatorOf Catlin, George, 1796-1872. George Catlin manuscripts and drawings, [ca. 1893]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation. Library. Biography file--artists, 1915-1984. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Hutton, Catherine, 1756-1846. Account of a visit by George Catlin : holograph, [1844?]. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn William Blackmore Collection, 1827-1890 Museum of New Mexico. Fray Angélico Chávez History Library.
creatorOf Catlin, George, 1796-1872. Letters, 1827-[1870]. Newberry Library
creatorOf Catlin family Hamilton, N. Y. Catlin family papers, [ca. 1807]-1973 (bulk [ca. 1807-1900]). Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Endicott, George, 1802-1848. George Endicott diary, 1847. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Franz R. and Kathryn M. Stenzel Collection of Western American Art Addition, 1853-1962 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Sand, George, 1804-1876. Letter: to Edouard Thomas Charton /by George Sand. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Wilson, Gilbert Livingstone, 1868-1930. Gilbert L. and Frederick N. Wilson papers, 1894-1936. Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf Stenzel, Franz. Franz R. and Kathryn M. Stenzel collection of western American art addition, 1853-1962. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Poinsett, Joel Roberts, 1779-1851. Joel Roberts Poinsett letters from artists, 1824-1844. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Hutchins, Thomas, fl. 1774-1775. Observations on Hudson's-Bay, 1775. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf McCracken, Harold, 1894-1983. [A collection of materials pertaining to the life and work of the American artist George Catlin, 1796-1872]. New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Catlin, George : Biographical file. Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
referencedIn Truettner, William H. Research material on George Catlin, [ca. 1863-1987]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Bodmer, Karl, 1809-1893. Artists of the American West photograph collection, 1835-1890. Museum of the Great Plains
referencedIn Yale Miscellaneous Manuscripts collection, 1701-2007, 1701-1987 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Boller, Henry A., 1836-1902. Henry A. Boller papers, 1853-1904. State Historical Society of North Dakota State Archives
referencedIn Hutchins, Thomas, fl. 1774-1775. Observations on Hudson's-Bay, 1775. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Caitlin, George, 1796-1872. Letter, 1841. American Primers
creatorOf Catlin, George, 1796-1872. George Catlin collection from the Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art, 1840-1860. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Warner D. Miller Collection, [ca. 1930-1945]. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
creatorOf Catlin, George, 1796-1872. George Catlin letter, [undated]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Catlin, George, 1796-1872. An account of an annual religious ceremony practised by the Mandan tribe of North American Indians / by George Catlin, [ca. 1900]. Newberry Library
referencedIn Bushnell, David I. (David Ives), 1875-1941. [Bushnell, David Ives, Jr., 1875-1941 collection records, 1845-1951]. Harvard University, Tozzer Library
creatorOf Eagle Tavern (Niagara Falls, N.Y.). Eagle Tavern guest register, 1825 July 23-1829 June 6. Buffalo History Museum, Research Library
referencedIn University of Cincinnati Libraries, Digital Projects Records, 1997-2006, 1995-2005 University of Cincinnati, Archives and Rare Books Library
creatorOf Catlin, George, 1796-1872. Letter: to My Dear Sir /by George Catlin, 1841 Sep 12. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Catlin, George, 1796-1872. George Catlin North American Indians collection, undated. Museum of the Great Plains
creatorOf Catlin, George, 1796-1872. Humboldt in his 87th year, 1856. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Winnie Allen papers MC071. 49964240., 1938-1946 Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library,
creatorOf Catlin, George, 1796-1872. George Catlin papers, 1798-1874. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Balch, Edwin Swift, 1856-1927,. Papers of the Balch family, 1760-1955. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Catlin, George, 1796-1872. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn George Endicott diary, 1847 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Cullum, John. On the manners & customs of the North American Indians : illustrated by the costume worn by them, also ornaments &c. / by J. Cullum, artist, 1841. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Catlin, George, 1796-1872. O-kee-pa /by George Catlin. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Stuyvesant Institute. Records, 1834-1839. New-York Historical Society
creatorOf Catlin, George, 1796-1872. [Notes on the Indians, undated] [microform]. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Tupper, Martin Farquhar, 1810-1889. Letter : Albury, Surrey, Eng., to Daniel Webster, [Washington, D.C.], 1851 Dec. 19. Newberry Library
referencedIn Mosbrucker, Martin P., 1891-1962. Martin P. Mosbrucker papers, 1945-1959, and undated. State Historical Society of North Dakota State Archives
creatorOf Longacre family. Longacre family papers, [ca. 1810]-1952. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Brown, Henry Kirke, 1814-1886. Henry Kirke Brown papers, 1836-1893. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Duveen, Albert. Albert Duveen art reference files, [ca. 1831-1950]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Brower, J. V. (Jacob Vradenberg), 1844-1905. J.V. Brower autobiographical sketch, 1902. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Roberts, Kenneth Lewis, 1885-1957. Letter to Kenneth Wood [manuscript], 1943, November 27. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Catlin, George, 1796-1872. Catlin's North American Indian bills scrapbook, 1840-1855. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Allen, Winnie, 1895-1985. Winnie Allen papers, 1938-1946. San Jacinto Museum of History
referencedIn Haupt, Herman. Map and section of sacred pipe stone quarries at Pipe Stone, Minnesota, A.D. 1892 / Haupt. Newberry Library
creatorOf Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Selected art related letters from Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Society Collection, 1760-1935. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Catlin, George, 1796-1872. Humphrey art exhibit photographs, 1979. Museum of the Great Plains
referencedIn Davis, Herndon Richard, 1901-1962. George Catlin : the man who loved Indians [art original]. Denver Public Library, Central Library
referencedIn Palfrey family papers, 1713-1915. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Catlin, George, 1796-1872. George Catlin correspondence, 1860. Library of Congress
creatorOf Catlin, George, 1796-1872. George Catlin papers, 1821-1904, 1946. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
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associatedWith Allen, Winnie, 1895-1985 person
associatedWith Blackmore, William, 1827-1878. person
associatedWith Boller, Henry A., 1836-1902. person
associatedWith Brower, J. V. (Jacob Vradenberg), 1844-1905. person
associatedWith Brown, Henry Kirke, 1814-1886. person
associatedWith Brown, John, b. 1818. person
associatedWith Bushnell, David I. (David Ives), 1875-1941. person
associatedWith Caitlin, George, 1796-1872. person
associatedWith Catlin family. family
associatedWith Catlin family Hamilton, N. Y. family
associatedWith Catlin, Francis. person
associatedWith Clay, Henry, 1777-1852. person
associatedWith Cullum, John. person
associatedWith Davis, Herndon Richard, 1901-1962. person
associatedWith Dodge, Henry, 1782-1867 person
associatedWith Dodge-Leavenworth Expedition (1834) corporateBody
associatedWith Donaldson, Thomas. person
associatedWith Duveen, Albert. person
associatedWith Eagle Tavern (Niagara Falls, N.Y.). corporateBody
associatedWith Edward E. Ayer Art Collection (Newberry Library) corporateBody
associatedWith Edward E. Ayer Art Collection (Newberry Library) corporateBody
associatedWith Edward E. Ayer Manuscript Collection (Newberry Library) corporateBody
associatedWith Edward E. Ayer Manuscript Collection (Newberry Library) corporateBody
associatedWith Egyptian Hall (London, England) corporateBody
associatedWith Endicott, George, 1802-1848. person
associatedWith Haupt, Herman. person
associatedWith Historical Society of Pennsylvania. corporateBody
associatedWith Humboldt, Alexander von, 1769-1859. person
associatedWith Huntington Free Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Hutchins, Thomas, fl. 1774-1775. person
associatedWith Hutton, Catherine, 1756-1846. person
associatedWith Kinney, Louise Catlin. person
associatedWith Longacre family. family
associatedWith Mosbrucker, Martin P., 1891-1962. person
associatedWith Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation. Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Newberry Library. corporateBody
correspondedWith Palfrey family. family
associatedWith Payne, John Howard, 1791-1852. person
associatedWith Phillipps, Thomas, Sir, 1792-1872. person
associatedWith Poinsett, Joel Roberts, 1779-1851. person
associatedWith Porter, Peter A. (Peter Augustus), 1853-1925. person
associatedWith Roberts, Kenneth Lewis, 1885-1957. person
associatedWith Rockwell, Anne F. person
associatedWith Sac and Fox Nation. corporateBody
associatedWith Sand, George, 1804-1876. person
associatedWith Seward, William Henry, 1801-1872. person
associatedWith Shaw, James Porter, 1884- person
associatedWith Sheridan, Philip Henry, 1831-1888. person
correspondedWith Silliman, Benjamin, 1779-1864 person
associatedWith Stanley, John Mix, 1814-1872. person
associatedWith State Historical Society of North Dakota. corporateBody
associatedWith Stenzel, Franz. person
associatedWith Stenzel, Franz. person
correspondedWith Stone, William L. (William Leete), 1792-1844 person
associatedWith Stuyvesant Institute. corporateBody
associatedWith Sully, Thomas, 1783-1872. person
associatedWith Taft, Robert, 1894-1955. person
associatedWith Truettner, William H. person
associatedWith Tupper, Martin Farquhar, 1810-1889. person
associatedWith University of Cincinnati. Libraries. Digital Projects corporateBody
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Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
New York (State)--Utica
United States
Wichita Mountains (Okla.)
Pipestone Indian Reservation (Minn.)
Great Plains
Niagara Falls (N.Y. and Ont.)
United States
United States
Montana
England--London
United States
South Dakota
Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
West (U.S.)
Subject
Indians of North America
Cree Indians
Sihasapa Indians
Indians of North American--Pictorial works
Massacres--History--19th century--Sources
Portait painters
Iowa Indians
Assiniboine Indians
Miniature painters
Indians of North America--Sports
Indians of North America--Pictorial works
Ethnological illustrators
Portrait drawing, American
Seminole Indians
Indians of North America--Clothing
Hidatsa Indians
Ojibwa Indians
Indians of North America--Social life and customs
Indians of South America--Pictorial works
Ethnological painters
Art and race
Artists--Correspondence
Eskimos
Cheyenne Indians
Indians of North America--Wars--History--19th century--Sources
Indians of North America--Photographs
Indian dance--Pictorial works
Painters
Artists
Omaha Indians
Artist archives
Mandan Indians--Portraits
Mandan Indians--Rites and ceremonies
Osage Indians
Ojibwa Indians--Pictorial works
Indians of North America--Government relations
Mandan Indians
Teton Indians--Pictorial works
Painters--Archives
Indians of North America--Exhibitions
Piegan Indians--Wars--History--19th century--Sources
Dakota Indians
Indians of North America--Portraits
Lacrosse
Pencil drawing, American
O-kee-pa (Religious ceremony)
Mandan Indians--Religion
Crow Indians
Manuscripts, American
Indian painting
Indians in art
Art, American
Illustrators
Salish Indians
Indians of South America
Oto Indians
Indians of North America--Rites and ceremonies
Portrait painters
Mandan Indians--Pictorial works
Occupation
Authors
Artists
Artists--United States
Function

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Birth 1796

Death 1872

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