Cross, Henry H., 1837-1918

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Henry H. Cross was born in Flemingville, NY. He was a painter of Indian portraits as well as of race horses. He studied with Rosa Bonheur In Paris before returning to the U.S. and heading west. He painted Sioux Indians sentenced to death by President Lincoln in 1862 in Minnesota, and spoke fluent Sioux. He also traveled with P. T. Barnum's circus, painting what he saw. His studio was based in Chicago, Illinois.

From the description of Sketch from life : Chief Tall Bear, and photos of Henry H. Cross, ca. 1900. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64063984

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creatorOf Century Magazine letters Archives of American Art
creatorOf Cross, Henry H., 1837-1918. Sketch from life : Chief Tall Bear, and photos of Henry H. Cross, ca. 1900. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Museum donor information, 1921-1959. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Lippincott, J. A., 1861-1942. Letter : Idaho City, Idaho, to Henry Cross, 1898. Idaho State Archives, Idaho State Historical Society
creatorOf Cross, Henry H., 1837-1918. Schenkin John: Modoc Chief, portrait from life / painted in 1870 by H. H. Cross : photograph, ca.1900. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn In memoriam H.H. Cross. Chicago History Museum
referencedIn Burroughs, John, 1837-1921. Papers of John Burroughs [manuscript], 1856-1943. University of Virginia. Library
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associatedWith Lippincott, J. A., 1861-1942. person
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Indians of North America
Indians of North America
Siksika Indians


Birth 1837

Death 1918




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SNAC ID: 65217304