Catlin, George

(1796-1872)
   Painter and writer, b. at Wilkesbarre, Pennsylvania, practised for some time as a lawyer, but yielding to his artistic instincts he took to painting. He spent the 7 years, 1832-39, among the Indians of North America, of whom he painted about 500 portraits. He became thoroughly acquainted with their life, and pub. an interesting work, Illustrations of the Manners, etc., of the North American Indians (1857). His later years were spent chiefly in Europe.

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  • Catlin, George — born July 26, 1796, Wilkes Barre, Pa., U.S. died Dec. 23, 1872, Jersey City, N.J. U.S. painter and author. He practiced law briefly before becoming a self taught portrait painter in Philadelphia (1823). Long interested in Native American life, in …   Universalium

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  • CATLIN, GEORGE —    a traveller among the North American Indians, and author of an illustrated work on their life and manners; spent eight years among them (1796 1872) …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • George Catlin — (July 26, 1796 ndash; December 23, 1872) was an American painter, author and traveler who specialized in portraits of Native Americans in the Old West. Biography Catlin was born in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. Following a brief career as a lawyer …   Wikipedia

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