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