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The Resource George Caleb Bingham : Missouri's famed painter and forgotten politician, Paul C. Nagel

George Caleb Bingham : Missouri's famed painter and forgotten politician, Paul C. Nagel

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George Caleb Bingham : Missouri's famed painter and forgotten politician
Title
George Caleb Bingham
Title remainder
Missouri's famed painter and forgotten politician
Statement of responsibility
Paul C. Nagel
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Paul Nagel's biography of nineteenth-century American painter and statesman George Caleb Bingham assesses Bingham's artistic achievements and his service as a political leader in Missouri during Reconstruction. Illustrations include both well-known and rarely seen works by Bingham"--Provided by publisher
  • "In this fascinating work, Paul Nagel tells the full story of George Caleb Bingham (1811{u2013}1879), one of America{u2019}s greatest nineteenth-century painters. While Nagel assesses Bingham{u2019}s artistic achievements, he also portrays another very important part of the artist{u2019}s career{u2014}his service as a statesman and political leader in Missouri. Until now, Bingham{u2019}s public service has been largely forgotten, overshadowed by his triumph as a great artist. Yet Nagel finds there were times when Bingham yearned more to be a successful politician than to be a distinguished painter. Born in Virginia, Bingham moved with his family to Missouri when he was eight years old. He spent his youth in Arrow Rock, Missouri, and returned there as an adult. He also kept art studios in Columbia and St. Louis. In his last years, he served as the first professor of art at the University of Missouri in Columbia. Because of his ties to the state, he was known nationally as 2the Missouri artist.3 Bingham began his distinguished public service to Missouri as a member of the legislature. During the Civil War, he grew even more politically involved, holding the office of state treasurer, and he remained active throughout the period of Reconstruction. From 1875 to 1877, Bingham served as Missouri{u2019}s adjutant general, with most of that time spent in Washington, D. C., where he attempted to settle Missourians{u2019} war claims against the federal government. Contrary to the idyllic scenes portrayed in most of his paintings, Bingham{u2019}s life ranged from moments of high achievement to times of intense distress and humiliation. His career was often touched by controversy, sorrow, and frustration. Personal letters and other manuscripts reveal Bingham{u2019}s life to be quite complicated, and Paul Nagel attempts to uncover the truth in this biography. Beautifully illustrated, this book includes a magnificent landscape entitled Horse Thief, which had been missing since Bingham painted it sometime around 1852. Recently discovered by art historian Fred R. Kline, this splendid work will appear in print for the first time. Anyone who has an interest in art, Missouri history, or politics will find this new book extremely valuable."--Publishers website
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
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Nagel, Paul C
Dewey number
  • 759.13
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ND237.B59
LC item number
N34 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
University of Missouri Press
Series statement
Missouri heritage readers
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bingham, George Caleb
  • Painters
  • Politicians
Label
George Caleb Bingham : Missouri's famed painter and forgotten politician, Paul C. Nagel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A Virginia boy goes west -- Learning to paint -- On the road -- Painting or politics? -- The business of art -- An angry statesman -- Final frustrations
Control code
57068331
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xviii, 161 pages
Isbn
9780826215741
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004027682
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
George Caleb Bingham : Missouri's famed painter and forgotten politician, Paul C. Nagel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A Virginia boy goes west -- Learning to paint -- On the road -- Painting or politics? -- The business of art -- An angry statesman -- Final frustrations
Control code
57068331
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xviii, 161 pages
Isbn
9780826215741
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004027682
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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