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Bingham, George Caleb

Born: 1811 AD
Died: 1879 AD
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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.