George Caleb Bingham

American artist (1811-1879)

George Caleb Bingham (March 20, 1811 – July 7, 1879) was an American artist. His paintings of American life in the frontier lands along the Missouri River are good examples of the Luminist style. Bingham was little-known in his time. His work was rediscovered in the 1930s. By 2011, he was considered one of the greatest American painters of the 19th century.

George Caleb Bingham
George Caleb Bingham - Self-Portrait of the Artist.jpg
A self-portrait by George Caleb Bingham, painted 1834-35
Born(1811-03-20)March 20, 1811
DiedJuly 7, 1879(1879-07-07) (aged 68)
Education[Self taught by study of prints of Old Masters and copybooks]
Known forPainting