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George Caleb Bingham

 (1811 - 1879)
George Caleb Bingham was active/lived in Missouri, Kansas.  George Bingham is known for street-riverine genre and portrait painting.

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Artist Bulletins for George Caleb Bingham


12 archived bulletin(s) below.    (Note:  Bulletins are no longer updatable as of 2015.)

TEN RECENTLY DISCOVERED PAINTINGS BY GEORGE CALEB BINGHAM
Fred R. Kline (03/25/2011)
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.





TEN RECENTLY DISCOVERED PAINTINGS BY GEORGE CALEB BINGHAM
Fred R. Kline (03/25/2011)
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 biographer and Missourian Dr. Paul Nagel and noted Washington, DC art historian, lecturer, and author William Kloss. The Bingham Catalogue is a project of Kline Art Research Associates of Santa Fe, NM. The new catalogue continues and adds to the established work of E. Maurice Bloch’s two Bingham Catalogues Raisonnés, standard works begun in the 1940s which include all Bingham’s known drawings and paintings up to 1986; Bloch died in 1989. Both catalogues published by University of Missouri Press are out of print. New works continue to be published online and will in the future be published as a separate book or as a supplement in a reprinting of the Bloch catalogues. The vast majority of Bingham’s over 500 recorded paintings are not signed, including famous ones like “Fur Traders Descending the Missouri”, “The Emigration of Daniel Boone” and “The County Election”, and only a handful of portraits of the 460 known are signed. Unfortunately, Bingham neglected record keeping, allowing scores of paintings to remain unidentified, probably more than any other American master. Eight out of the ten paintings the GCBCRS authenticated were unknown to Professor Bloch, the other two were unsolved mysteries, all were unsigned. Kline’s discoveries of “lost art” over thirty years include an array of rare works acquired by major museums and private collections. His memoir, “Art Explorer: A Search for Lost Art in America”, is available as a pre-publication review copy E-book.





Swinney Portraits
Bill (03/25/2009)
I have inherited two portraits done by Bingham in 1862. They are of Anne Swinney and her brother William. They are listed in the Smithsonian catalog. I would like to have them appraised but am not familiar with how to go about it. Can anyone help?





Address for Bingham Catalogue Raisonne Supplement
Fred R. Kline (01/07/2009)
All works for Bingham CRS consideration, that are not already in the E. Maurice Bloch Catalogues Raisonnes of Bingham’s paintings and drawings, should be sent to: Fred R. Kline Bingham CRS 7 Avenida Vista Grande, Suite B-7 Santa Fe, NM 87508 Telephone: 505-988110





George Caleb Bingham Catalogue Raisonne Supplement of Paintings and Drawing
Fred R. Kline (01/02/2009)
Seven newly established works by George Caleb Bingham are now posted and illustrated online as follows: 1. "HORSE THIEF" 2. "PORTRAIT OF LEWIS ALLEN DICKEN ("LAD") CRENSHAW" 3. "PORTRAIT OF FANNY SMITH CRENSHAW" 4. "PORTRAIT OF FREDERICK MOSS PREWITT" 5. "PORTRAIT OF LT. COLONEL LEVI PRITCHARD" 6. "PORTRAIT OF CHARLES CHILTON" 7. "PORTRAIT OF SAMUEL CHILTON" All works for consideration, that are not already in the E. Maurice Bloch Catalogues Raisonnes of Bingham’s paintings and drawings, should be sent to: Fred R. Kline





Bingham additions to Catalogue Raisonne Supplement
Fred R. Kline (08/30/2006)
William Kloss now serves on the Advisory Board of the Bingham Catalogue Raisonne Supplement, joining Paul Nagel and Fred Kline. Three newly discovered works by Bingham are now posted on the site: "Portrait of Fanny Smith Crenshaw", "Portrait of Lewis Allen Dicken ("L.A.D.") Crenshaw" & "Horse Thief". Established and underwritten by Kline Art Research Associates, this project is the first online catalogue raisonne of an American or European artist and the first catalogue raisonne to offer open online access to its ongoing research. Fred R. Kline Acting Editor George Caleb Bingham Catalogue Raisonne Supplement of Paintings and Drawings





Bingham Portraits
Fred R. Kline (11/03/2005)
Bingham's portraits are generally not signed, with few exceptions. Regarding the two Campbell portraits: John Campbell and William Campbell were cousins, not brothers, according to Bloch's published information in the 1986 Catalogue Raisonne and they are registered as unsigned works. If the portraits are those illustrated in the 1986 CR, their authenticity is assured. Fred R. Kline Acting Editor George Caleb Bingham Catalogue Raisonne Supplement of Paintings and Drawings





portraits of Campbell brothers
Arthur Elman (11/03/2005)
I have two portraits, the Campbell brothers, painted about 1860, and recorded as #'s 323&324 in Bloch's book. They were loaned to the Nelson Gallery in Kansas City in 1953 and remained in the family until they were sold recently. I believe them to be authentic as they remained in the family for 150 years but they do not bear a signature of the artist.





Bingham Catalogue Raisonne Supplement
Fred R. Kline (10/22/2005)
We are now gathering information for a Catalogue Raisonne Supplement of the paintings and drawings of George Caleb Bingham. The CRS will build upon E. Maurice Bloch’s catalogues raisonnes of Bingham’s paintings and drawings, using these classic works as models of scholarship which offer guidelines for attribution and authentication. It is estimated that perhaps some 100 Bingham works remain unlocated, many unsigned and lacking descriptive details. All original works that suggest Bingham or hold a traditional attribution to Bingham are invited to be submitted and will be considered for authentication and inclusion in the CRS. Digital images are preferred for an initial inquiry. The new Bingham website will endeavor to be a wide-ranging source of information on the artist. It is organized as follows: George Caleb Bingham Symposium. Publication of Bingham Papers. Critical Discussions. Various Notices; Etc. [[][[]][[][*]]] [[][[]][[][*]]] [[][[]][[][*]]] [[][[]][[][*]]] [[][[]][[][*]]] George Caleb Bingham Database. E. Maurice Bloch Catalogues Raisonnes. The Bingham-Rollins letters. Other Scholarly Sources. [[][[]][[][*]]] [[][[]][[][*]]] [[][[]][[][*]]] [[][[]][[][*]]] [[][[]][[][*]]] The George Caleb Bingham Catalogue Raisonne Supplement. New Discoveries. New Records: Portraits, Genre, Landscape, Drawings. New Developments in Bingham’s Established Body of Work. Bingham’s Drawings: Further Research. [[][[]][[][*]]] [[][[]][[][*]]] [[][[]][[][*]]] [[][[]][[][*]]] [[][[]][[][*]]] Advisory Board (to be announced) Dr. Paul C. Nagel Fred R. Kline, Acting Editor President, Fred R. Kline Gallery & Kline Art Research Associates Tel: 505-988-1103 Fax: 505-983-1477 129 West San Francisco St . Santa Fe, NM 87501 Please send correspondence to Fred R. Kline at frk@GeorgeCalebBingham.org





New Bingham Biography and Exhibition
Fred R. Kline (03/15/2005)
"George Caleb Bingham, Missouri’s Famed Painter and Forgotten Politician" is a new and much anticipated biography by noted American historian Paul Nagel. Publication is scheduled for April 2005 by University of Missouri Press, publishers of the E. Maurice Bloch catalogues raisonne of Bingham’s paintings and drawings. A booksigning-lecture tour for Nagel will begin April 20 and include stops in Kansas City, Independence, Columbia, Arrow Rock, and Jefferson City. On April 22 in Columbia, a gala reception with booksigning and lectures at The State Historical Society of Missouri will also mark the opening of an exhibition of Bingham’s paintings, drawings, and prints, “George Caleb Bingham: The Artist and His World”, which will run until August 12, 2005. Paul Nagel last wrote of Bingham in his essay “The Man and His Times” in the exhibition catalogue George Caleb Bingham (Abrams, 1990), a St. Louis Art Museum/National Gallery of Art retrospective on the artist. Other contributors of essays to this important exhibition catalogue included Michael Edward Shapiro (Chief Curator), “The River Paintings”; Barbara Groseclose, “The ‘Missouri Artist’ as Historian”; John Wilmerding, “Bingham’s Geometries and the Shape of America”; and Elizabeth Johns, “The ‘Missouri Artist’ as Artist”.





Landscape Bearing "Bingham" Signature
Fred R. Kline (11/06/2004)
I have recently (October 29, 2004) examined in a private collection a painting attributed to George Caleb Bingham, a landscape with a river and figures bearing a Bingham signature and date—somewhat suggestive of the lost Bingham “View of the Ohio Near Cincinnati”. As a public service, the results of my examination are available on request.





Bingham Landscapes
Fred R. Kline (10/02/2004)
I am currently gathering material for a book on Bingham's landscape paintings. While many are in known collections, many that are on record have alas been "lost" and remain unlocated, and would probably be unsigned. As part of this research project, I am seeking to learn of 19th c. American School landscape paintings in museum, gallery, or private collections that have stylistic and compositional qualities that suggest Bingham and that could compare with those illustrated, or with those unlocated but still noted, in the Bloch Catalogue Raisonne. Small figures might be present in the landscape. For inquiries submitted, I offer my opinion and authentication.





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