George Catlin (July 26, 1796 - December 23, 1872) was an American painter, author and traveler who specialized in portraits of Native Americans in the Old West.

Catlin was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Following a brief career as a lawyer, he produced two major collections of paintings of American Indians and published a series of books chronicling his travels among the native peoples of North, Central and South America.

Claiming his interest in America's 'vanishing race' was sparked by a visiting American Indian delegation in Philadelphia, he set out to record the appearance and customs of America's native people.


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The White House in 1820 - George Catlin - www.georgecatlin.org
The White House in 1820
'Buffalo Bull' and 'the Big Elk', 1841 - George Catlin - www.georgecatlin.org
'Buffalo Bull' and 'the Big Elk', 1841
General Winfield Scott (1786-1866), c.1835 - George Catlin - www.georgecatlin.org
General Winfield Scott (1786-1866), c.1835
Choctaw Ball-Play Dance, 1834-35 - George Catlin - www.georgecatlin.org
Choctaw Ball-Play Dance, 1834-35
Buffalo Hunt, Chase And Antelope Shooting - George Catlin - www.georgecatlin.org
Buffalo Hunt, Chase And Antelope Shooting
Há-tchoo-túc-knee, Snapping Turtle, a Half-breed - George Catlin - www.georgecatlin.org
Há-tchoo-túc-knee, Snapping Turtle, a Half-breed
Co-ee-há-jo, a Seminole Chief - George Catlin - www.georgecatlin.org
Co-ee-há-jo, a Seminole Chief
Head Chief Clermont and his wife and child, 1841 - George Catlin - www.georgecatlin.org
Head Chief Clermont and his wife and child, 1841
Red Indian Horsemanship - George Catlin - www.georgecatlin.org
Red Indian Horsemanship
'The Owl', c.1832 - George Catlin - www.georgecatlin.org
'The Owl', c.1832
Sioux ball player Ah-No-Je-Nange, 'He who stands on... - George Catlin - www.georgecatlin.org
Sioux ball player Ah-No-Je-Nange, 'He who stands on...
St. Louis from the River Below - George Catlin - www.georgecatlin.org
St. Louis from the River Below

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