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George Catlin: White Cloud, Head Chief of the Iowas, 1844/45
Source: Artcyclopedia; photograph by Michael Weinberg


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George Catlin

[American Painter, 1796-1872]

• Subject matter:  Specializes in Portraits/the American West.
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Original works by George Catlin available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteGeorge Catlin 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!

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

Notable SiteGeorge Catlin at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.
Works from the Smithsonian American Art Museum's database

Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, Missouri

Amon Carter Museum, Texas
Illustration from Catlin's North American Indian Portfolio

Autry Museum of Western Heritage, Los Angeles

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Buffalo Hunt on Snow Shoes
The Bear Dance (Sioux)
, 1847

Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, Connecticut

McCord Museum of Canadian History, Montreal, Quebec

Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, New York
Shooting Flamingoes

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota  

Museum of Nebraska Art at the University of Nebraska

National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
4 paintings

George Catlin at the National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C.

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Missouri
Stu-mick-o-súcks, Buffalo Bull's Back Fat, Head Chief, Blood Tribe, 1832

New-York Historical Society
General Winfield Scott, ca.1835

Philadelphia Museum of Art   NEW!

Rockwell Museum of Western Art, Corning, New York
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Rockwell Museum of Western Art, Corning, New York
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George Catlin at the Smithsonian Archives of American Art, Washington D.C.
Selections from the George Catlin Papers

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
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University of Maine Museum of Art
Joc-O-Sot The Walking Bear, a Sauk Chief from the Upper Missouri, lithograph, 1844

Virtual Museum of Canada
Approaching buffalo under white wolf skins, 1846-48
Comanche village, 1834-35

Wichita Art Museum, Kansas
3 works online

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)
Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

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 Catlin at The Art Renewal Center

Notable SiteGeorge Catlin at The Athenaeum  
15 works online by Catlin

Notable SiteGeorge Catlin in the Web Gallery of Art  

Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

California State University WorldImages Database  

George Catlin at CGFA  

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

New York Public Library Digital Gallery

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:
University of California
3 paintings online

University of Virginia Digital Collections
Smithsonian American Art Museum George Catlin Indian Paintings

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

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on George Catlin  
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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

Smithsonian Archives of American Art, Washington D.C.
The George Catlin papers online

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