(1837 - 1919)
George Calder Eichbaum was active/lived in Missouri, Pennsylvania. George Eichbaum is known for realistic portrait painting.
Biography George Eichbaum
George Calder Eichbaum (1837-1919) was one of the most popular portrait artists in Missouri in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. A contemporary wrote, "In beauty of coloring and truthfulness of likeness his portraits rank among the best painted by Western artists." Yet memory of him hides in the shadows of his extraordinary teacher, George Caleb Bingham (1811-1879). Fine works attributed to Bingham sometimes are the work of the younger man.
Bingham's patron, James Sidney Rollins (1812-1881) also supported Eichbaum. Eichbaum painted portraits of his wife, Mrs. James Sidney Rollins (Mary Elizabeth Rollins), his son, Frank Blair Rollins. Eichbaum's copy of Bingham's Major Richard Gentry, 1837, hangs in the Gentry County, Mi
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