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George Caleb Bingham

Born: 20-Mar-1811
Birthplace: Augusta County, VA
Died: 7-Jul-1879
Location of death: Kansas City, MO
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Union Cemetery, Kansas City, MO

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Painter
Party Affiliation: Democratic [1]

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Fur Traders Descending the Missouri


[1] Originally, a Whig.

Father: Henry Vest Bingham (d. 1823)
Mother: Mary Amend
Wife: Sarah Elizabeth Hutchinson (m. 1835, d. 1848)
Daughter: Clara
Son: Newton
Son: Horace (killed in Civil War)
Wife: Eliza Thomas (m. 1849, d. in lunatic asylum)
Wife: Martha Livingston Lykins ("Mattie", m. 1878, until his death)

    Teacher: Art, University of Missouri-Kansas City

    Missouri State Official Adjutant-General of Missouri (1875-77)
    Missouri State Official President, Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners (1874)
    Treasurer of Missouri (1862-65)
    Missouri State House of Representatives (1846, unseated)
    Slaveowners

Selected paintings:
Fur Traders Descending the Missouri (1844)
Shooting for the Beef (1850)
The Emigration of Daniel Boone (1851)
The County Election (1851)
Stump Speaking (1853)
Verdict of the People (1855)
The Jolly Flatboatmen in Port (1857)
Order No. 11 (1868)


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