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Bingham, George Caleb

Born: 1811 AD
Died: 1879 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Artists

1811 – Born on the 20th of March in Augusta County, Virginia.


1823 – Mary Bingham opened a school for girls and George, worked as school janitor.


1827 – At age sixteen, George apprenticed with cabinetmaker Jesse Green.


1830 – George was painting portrait for $20.00 a piece.


1836 – Married Sarah Elizabeth Hutchison.


1838 – George was already beginning to make a name for himself as a portait artist in St. Louis


1845 – Painted the "Fur traders on Missouri River".


1848 – George was elected to the Missouri General Assembly.


1851-1852 – He painted "Daniel Boone Escorting Settlers through the Cumberland Gap", oil on canvas.


1856-1859 – Bingham studied art with the members of the Düsseldorf School in Düsseldorf, Germany.


1874 – President of the Board of Police Commissioners for Kansas City, Missouri.


Became the Professor of art at the University of Missouri-Columbia.