Karl Ferdinand Wimar

Painting, Visual Artist

1828 – 1862

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Who was Karl Ferdinand Wimar?

Karl Ferdinand Wimar, was a German-American painter who concentrated on Native Americans in the West and the great herds of buffalo.

He is known for an early painting of a colonial incident: his The Abduction of Boone's Daughter by the Indians, a depiction of the 1776 capture near Boonesborough, Kentucky of Jemima Boone and two other girls by a Cherokee-Shawnee raiding party.

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Born
Feb 20, 1828
Siegburg
Nationality
  • United States of America
  • Germany
Education
  • Kunstakademie D├╝sseldorf
Lived in
  • St. Louis
Died
Nov 28, 1862

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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