George Caleb Bingham Bicentennial: Announcing Ten Recently Discovered Paintings

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SANTA FE, NM.- The George Caleb Bingham Catalogue Raisonné Supplement Of Paintings & Drawings has announced the addition of ten recently discovered paintings by Missouri’s first artist George Caleb Bingham (1811-1879), an “old master” of American art whose Bicentennial is being celebrated in 2011. The paintings –exhibited, catalogued, and illustrated online at www.GeorgeCalebBingham.org – include: “Horse Thief” (a narrative landscape), and portraits of Lewis Allen Dicken Crenshaw, Fanny Smith Crenshaw, Frederick Moss Prewitt, Civil War Lt. Col. Levi Pritchard, Charles Chilton, Samuel Chilton, Thomas B. Hudson, Missouri Steamboat Capt. Joseph Kinney, and a currently unidentified woman. The new Catalogue Raisonne began in 2005 as a scholarly enterprise directed and edited by art historian and Bingham specialist Fred R. Kline with an advisory board consisting of renowned Bingham biogr