George Caleb Bingham

1811 - 1879

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George Caleb Bingham (March 20, 1811 – July 7, 1879) was an American artist, soldier and politician known in his lifetime as "the Missouri Artist". Initially a Whig, he was elected as a delegate to the Missouri legislature before the American Civil War where he fought against the extension of slavery westward. During that war, although born in Virginia, Bingham was dedicated to the Union cause and became captain of a volunteer company which helped keep the state from joining the Confederacy, and then served four years as Missouri's Treasurer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Caleb Bingham has received more than 197,962 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. George Caleb Bingham is the 1,403rd most popular painter, the 9,533rd most popular biography from United States and the 103rd most popular American Painter.

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Among painters, George Caleb Bingham ranks 1,403 out of 1,428Before him are Stephen Wiltshire, Wayne Thiebaud, Robert Peake the Elder, Vajiha Samadova, Guity Novin, and Tracey Emin. After him are Keiji Inafune, Kenyon Cox, Stanley Spencer, Laurel Holloman, Israel Tsvaygenbaum, and Louise Rayner.

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Among people born in 1811, George Caleb Bingham ranks 60Before him are Judah P. Benjamin, John Neumann, Hugh Edwin Strickland, Diomidis Kyriakos, Charles Sumner, and George Gilbert Scott. After him is Thomas C. Jerdon. Among people deceased in 1879, George Caleb Bingham ranks 54Before him are László Paál, John Bell Hood, Juan Antonio Pezet, Epameinondas Deligeorgis, Adelardo López de Ayala y Herrera, and John Adams Dix. After him are Caleb Cushing and Sarah Josepha Hale.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, George Caleb Bingham ranks 9,533 out of 15,968Before him are Tony Meola (1969), James P. Bagian (1952), Michael Patrick King (1954), John Kerr (1931), Richard Carlson (1912), and Josh Gad (1981). After him are Nathaniel Lyon (1818), Rory Cochrane (1972), Rashida Jones (1976), Edward Everett Hale (1822), Ormond Stone (1847), and Karen Nyberg (1969).

Among PAINTERS In United States

Among painters born in United States, George Caleb Bingham ranks 103Before him are Alice Neel (1900), Maxfield Parrish (1870), John Frederick Kensett (1816), John Sloan (1871), Kari Byron (1974), and Wayne Thiebaud (1920). After him are Kenyon Cox (1856), Laurel Holloman (1971), Edwin Lord Weeks (1849), Mike Kelley (1954), Shepard Fairey (1970), and Elizabeth Catlett (1915).