George

Catlin

Artistic period 1801 to 1850

Nationality

American

Birth

1796 (Wilkes-Barre)

Death

1872 (Jersey City)

Biography

George Catlin (* July 26, 1796 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania; † December 23, 1872 in Jersey City, New Jersey) was an American painter, author, and Indian connoisseur. Most of his work is exhibited at the Catlin Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C. About 700 drawings can be found in the American Museum of Natural History in New York.