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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North American Indians - George Catlin - www.georgecatlin.org
North American Indians
Portrait of Osceola (1804-38) - George Catlin - www.georgecatlin.org
Portrait of Osceola (1804-38)
Buffalo bull protecting calf and mother under attack - George Catlin - www.georgecatlin.org
Buffalo bull protecting calf and mother under attack
Buffalo Dance, c.1832 - George Catlin - www.georgecatlin.org
Buffalo Dance, c.1832
A Bison, c.1832 - George Catlin - www.georgecatlin.org
A Bison, c.1832
A Choctaw Woman - George Catlin - www.georgecatlin.org
A Choctaw Woman
Fire in a Missouri Meadow and a Party of Sioux Indians... - George Catlin - www.georgecatlin.org
Fire in a Missouri Meadow and a Party of Sioux Indians...
Jú-ah-kís-gaw, Woman with Her Child in a Cradle - George Catlin - www.georgecatlin.org
Jú-ah-kís-gaw, Woman with Her Child in a Cradle
De Tonty Suing for Peace in the Iroquois Village in... - George Catlin - www.georgecatlin.org
De Tonty Suing for Peace in the Iroquois Village in...
Brave Chief, 1832 - George Catlin - www.georgecatlin.org
Brave Chief, 1832
General Winfield Scott (1786-1866), c.1835 - George Catlin - www.georgecatlin.org
General Winfield Scott (1786-1866), c.1835
The White House in 1820 - George Catlin - www.georgecatlin.org
The White House in 1820

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