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Bingham, George Caleb

Bingham, George Caleb Portrait of an Unknown Girl oil painting on canvas
Portrait of an Unknown Girl
Painting ID::  10780
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Bingham, George Caleb Portrait of an Unknown Girl oil painting on canvas



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  Bingham, George Caleb
  American Realist Painter, 1811-1879. American painter. Raised in rural Franklin County, MO, Bingham experienced from an early age the scenes on the major western rivers, the Missouri and the Mississippi, that inspired his development as a major genre painter. During his apprenticeship to a cabinetmaker, he met the itinerant portrait painter Chester Harding, who turned Bingham's attention to art. Teaching himself to draw and compose from art instruction books and engravings, the only resources available in the frontier territories, Bingham began painting portraits as early as 1834.
  Portrait of an Unknown Girl
  1849-50, oilon cavnas, Boonslick Historical Society

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