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George Caleb Bingham: Mississippi Boatman, 1850
Source: Artcyclopedia; photograph by Michael Weinberg


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George Caleb Bingham

[American Realist Painter, 1811-1879]

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Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteGeorge Caleb Bingham at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
2 works online

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!  

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Drawings collection online

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Paintings collection online

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Most but not all artists in the NGA database have works online

Notable SiteNelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Missouri
Canvassing for a Vote, 1852 (Zoom)

Notable SiteSmithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.   NEW!

Brooklyn Museum, New York City

Brooklyn Museum/Luce Center for American Art, New York City

Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio   NEW!
Order No. 11

Colby College Museum of Art, Maine
Landscape with Fisherman, 1850

Hunter Museum of American Art, Tennessee
John R. Griffin, ca.1860

Hunter Museum of American Art, Tennessee
Elizabeth Carpenter Griffin, ca.1860

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska
Watching the Cargo by Night, 1854

Los Angeles County Museum of Art   NEW!

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota  
Rachel Spears Johnston
Captain William Johnston

George Caleb Bingham at the National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C.
Portrait of John Quincy Adams

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia

Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri
Jolly Flatboatmen in Port, 1857

San Diego Museum of Art, California   NEW!

Terra Foundation for American Art, Chicago   NEW!
The County Election, 1854
The Jolly Flatboatmen, 1877-78

The Huntington Library, California

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Smithsonian American Art Museum National Art Inventories
List of works nationwide from two sources: the Inventory of American Paintings Executed before 1914 and the Inventory of American Sculpture (only a few percent of listings have an accompanying image)

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteGeorge Caleb Bingham at The Art Renewal Center

Notable SiteGeorge Caleb Bingham at The Artchive  

Notable SiteGeorge Caleb Bingham in the Web Gallery of Art  

Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
(a welcome screen is displayed for a couple of seconds before the search results appear)

California State University WorldImages Database  

George Caleb Bingham at CGFA  

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

El Poder de la Palabra (The Power of the Word) (in Spanish)  

Humanities Web  

RKD Netherlands Imagebase   NEW!
Eclectic database of images that range from old black-and-white photos to superb, zoomable reproductions

The History Project at U.C. Davis  

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Miscellaneous Sites:
Notable SiteGeorge Caleb Bingham - Artist of Missouri and the American Frontier
Online supplement to the Bingham Catalogue Raisonne. The catalogue itself is not online, but there are many images, including several recent additions to the catalogue.

The Western hero: Visions and Revisions

Why We Think Nature is Beautiful
Illustrated article by Eugene C. Hargrove

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on George Caleb Bingham  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteRKD Netherlands Institute for Art History  

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
Biographical info

Antiques & Fine Art Magazine
"George Caleb Bingham and Thomas Hart Benton: Pioneering Art in the Midwest" (2005)

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
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George Caleb Bingham: Missouri's Famed Painter And Forgotten Politician


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