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How to draw a buffalo inspired by 19th century artist George Catlin.

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George Catlin Inspired BUFFALO

George Catlin 19th century artist:

George Catlin 19 th century artist What can you INFER about the artist just from analyzing this painting?

The nearly complete surviving set of Catlin's first Indian Gallery painted in the 1830s is now part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's collection.:

The nearly complete surviving set of Catlin's first Indian Gallery painted in the 1830s is now part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's collection.

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George Catlin was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Following a brief career as a lawyer, he produced two major collections of paintings of American Indians and published a series of books chronicling his travels among the native peoples of North, Central and South America.

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'White Cloud', Head Chief of the Iowas , 1844-45 Claiming his interest in America's 'vanishing race' was sparked by a visiting American Indian delegation in Philadelphia, he set out to record the appearance and customs of America's native people.

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Catlin began his journey in 1830 when he accompanied General William Clark on a diplomatic mission up the Mississippi River into Native American territory. He visited eighteen tribes, including the Pawnee, Omaha, and Ponca in the south and the Mandan, Cheyenne, Crow, Assiniboine, and Blackfeet to the north. There, at the edge of the frontier, he produced the most vivid and penetrating portraits of his career.

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Later trips along the Arkansas , Red and Mississippi rivers as well as visits to Florida and the Great Lakes resulted in over 500 paintings and a substantial collection of artifacts

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Look carefully at the painting. What do you observe in the painting?

The Buffalo:

The Buffalo

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