Local Painter George Caleb Bingham
George Caleb Bingham (1811–1879) spent his youth in Arrow Rock, Missouri, and became one of America’s greatest nineteenth-century painters. His famous paintings of American frontier life along the Missouri River include: Fur Traders Descending the Missouri, The County Election, Stump Speaking, The Verdict of the People, and Daniel Boone Escorting Settlers through the Cumberland Gap.
At the Marshall Public Library we have numerous books and one video documentary detailing Bingham’s biography and paintings. Click the links to visit each title in our catalog:
- “George Caleb Bingham” by Shapiro, Michael Edward
- “George Caleb Bingham: Missouri’s Famed Painter and Forgotten Politician” by Nagel, Paul C.
- “George Caleb Bingham of Missouri: The Story of an Artist” by Christ-Janer, Albert
- “The paintings of George Caleb Bingham: a Catalogue Raisonné” by Bloch, E. Maurice.
- (DVD) “The American Artist: The Life & Times of George Caleb Bingham“
- (Children’s) “George Caleb Bingham: Frontier Artist, Missouri Politician” by Olson, Greg