George Catlin

1796 - 1872

Photo of George Catlin

Icon of person George Catlin

George Catlin (July 26, 1796 – December 23, 1872) was an American adventurer, lawyer, painter, author, and traveler, who specialized in portraits of Native Americans in the Old West. Traveling to the American West five times during the 1830s, Catlin wrote about and painted portraits that depicted the life of the Plains Indians. His early work included engravings, drawn from nature, of sites along the route of the Erie Canal in New York State. Several of his renderings were published in one of the first printed books to use lithography, Cadwallader D. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Catlin has received more than 456,848 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). George Catlin is the 1,157th most popular painter (down from 1,091st in 2019), the 4,422nd most popular biography from United States (down from 4,112th in 2019) and the 56th most popular American Painter.

Memorability Metrics

  • 460k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 61.59

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 25

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.97

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.64

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of George Catlins by language


Among painters, George Catlin ranks 1,157 out of 1,428Before him are Lydia Lopokova, Nicholas Hilliard, Kay Sage, Ilya Kabakov, Alphonse Legros, and Mariam Aslamazian. After him are Janis Rozentāls, Anni Albers, Pavel Fedotov, Bruno Liljefors, Jean-Jules-Antoine Lecomte du Nouÿ, and George Dawe.

Most Popular Painters in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1796, George Catlin ranks 37Before him are William H. Prescott, Abdullah Abdul Kadir, Charles Cousin-Montauban, Comte de Palikao, Anton Pann, Walter Hunt, and Georg, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg. After him are Fernán Caballero, Manto Mavrogenous, Stefano Franscini, Franz von Schober, Antonios Kriezis, and Juan Esteban Pedernera. Among people deceased in 1872, George Catlin ranks 42Before him are Andrew Smith, Carl Jaenisch, Hugo von Mohl, Princess Amalia of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, Friedrich Welwitsch, and Friedrich Adolf Trendelenburg. After him are Mpande kaSenzangakhona, Jean-Marie Duhamel, Horace Greeley, Ion Heliade Rădulescu, Pierre Charles Fournier de Saint-Amant, and Andrej Sládkovič.

Others Born in 1796

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1872

Go to all Rankings

In United States

Among people born in United States, George Catlin ranks 4,422 out of 15,968Before him are Annette O'Toole (1952), Howard Keel (1919), William Lombardy (1937), Leonard Adleman (1945), Thom Mayne (1944), and David Crane (1957). After him are Sylvia Beach (1887), Anthony Delon (1964), Lester Germer (1896), Richard Carpenter (1946), Edmund Gettier (1927), and Frank Serpico (1936).

Among PAINTERS In United States

Among painters born in United States, George Catlin ranks 56Before him are John Singleton Copley (1738), Edwin Austin Abbey (1852), Adolph Gottlieb (1903), Chuck Close (1940), Mark Tobey (1890), and Kay Sage (1898). After him are John Trumbull (1756), Frank Frazetta (1928), George Bellows (1882), Helen Frankenthaler (1928), Ellsworth Kelly (1923), and Robert Henri (1865).