Monday, August 18, 2008

George Catlin's Amazing Career

George Catlin's Amazing Career at the WHS. "...Catlin (1796-1872) grew up on the Ohio frontier. His childhood encounters with local Indians produced a lifelong interest in native cultures, and at the age of 32 he abandoned his law practice in Philadelphia to follow his passion — painting Native Americans." Includes The WHS's copy of the book, Catlin's North American Indian Portfolio - one of only about 20 known.


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