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George Catlin collection from the Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art, 1840-1860

Catlin, George, b. 1796 d. 1872
Painter

Collection size: ca. 500 items (on partial microfilm reel)

Collection Summary: Letters from Catlin to Sir Thomas Phillipps, 1840-1860, and 2 letters from Phillipps to Catlin; writings by Catlin; material on Catlin's Indian Gallery, including clippings, catalogs, handbills, invitations, Indian drawings, and printed material; a watercolor sketchbook; a list of paintings; Indian portrait sketches; and miscellany.

Biographical/Historical Note: Portrait painter, miniature painter, ethnographer; Pennsylvania Best known for his paintings of the American Indian. Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

Microfilmed 1984 along with other selected art related papers from the Gilcrease Institute.

How to Use this Collection

  • Microfilm reel 3277 (frames 494-1305) available at Archives of American Art offices, the Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and through interlibrary loan.
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