Picturing a ‘Vanishing Race’: The Complete works of George Catlin

Detail of George Catlin, Buffalo Bull’s Back Fat, Head Chief, Blood Tribe, 19th century. National Museum Of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Courtesy of www.georgecatlin.org

George Catlin (1796 – 1872) was an American painter who embarked on a project to capture the last surviving Native American tribes in what is known as the ‘Old West’. Through portraiture and landscape works he produced a fascinating visual archive which can be seen in its entirety on GEORGE CATLIN: The Complete Works - a website where you will find more than 170 images of paintings, slideshows, a detailed biography, eCards and more!

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