The Brinton Museum presents the exhibit, Catlin’s North American Indian Portfolio: Hunting Scenes and Amusements of the Rocky Mountains and Prairies of America, featuring twenty-five original, first issue, first edition, hand-colored lithographed plates from George Catlin’s nineteenth century work, published in 1844.
Born in 1796 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, George Catlin was an accomplished American painter, author and explorer who is credited as being the first great artist to travel widely among the North American Plains Indians to document in art the life and culture of the Indian peoples. Catlin’s impressive North American Indian portfolio includes twenty-five detailed, exquisitely lithographed images of amazing hunting and sporting scenes as well as Indian dance ceremonies such as The Buffalo Dance, The Snow-Shoe Dance and The Bear Dance.
A reception to open the Catlin exhibition takes place on Saturday, July 8, from 3 – 5 PM. This exhibit is made possible by a loan from the Thompson Family and continues in the S. K. Johnston, Jr. Family Gallery through July 30th.