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Peter Rindisbacher

 (1806 - 1834)
Peter Rindisbacher was active/lived in Missouri, Wisconsin / Canada, Switzerland.  Peter Rindisbacher is known for frontier-Indian genre sketches, portrait painting.

Peter Rindisbacher

An early specialist in watercolor scenes of frontier life, Peter Rindisbacher  is credited as being "the first pioneer artist recording genre of Western Indians".  (Samuels, 400).   He was born in Upper Emmenthal, Canton Bern in Switzerland in 1806, and received some art training before moving in 1821 with his family to western Canada  where they joined a colony on the Red River settled by the Earl of Selkirk.  Along the way during the trip, Rindisbacher sketched scenes including landscapes, icebergs and Eskimos.

During the five years he lived in the frontier settlement, he helped to support his family by the sale of drawings and watercolors, which depicted frontier life.  About 1822-23  ...  Displaying 750 of 2650 characters.

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About  Peter Rindisbacher

Born:  1806 - Canton Bern, Switzerland
Died:   1834 - St. Louis, Missouri
Known for:  frontier-Indian genre sketches, portrait painting