Lawyer, Painter, and Problematic Activist George Catlin. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/allthepeople/supportSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/all-the-people-you-should-know/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
In this studio conservators restore the surface of paintings to a condition that most closely resembles an earlier unaltered or undamaged state. The two most common procedures that take place here are cleaning and inpainting. During cleaning, conservators carefully remove layers of accumulated grime; darkened varnish; and old, discolored retouching from the surface of paintings. To restore areas of lost paint, conservators fill the areas of loss with gesso, and inpaint them to match surrounding areas of original paint. They use easily reversible materials and take great care not to cover any of the original paint that had been applied by the artist.
What can George Catlin's artworks and other primary sources reveal about the natives of the Great Plains and their interaction with nineteenth-century white culture? This information-packed teacher guide incorporates numerous primary sources that complement the artworks and writings of George Catlin and detail his interaction with the Native Americans of the Great Plains.
George Catlin's Indian Curiosities: A Collection Saved, Hidden, Dispersed, And Discovered
Archaeology: North America
On May 19, 1879, a freight car loaded with George Catlin's paintings of Native Americans along with four boxes of ethnographic material made its way from Philadelphia to Washington, DC, destined for the National Museum (Smithsonian). It was a gift from Mrs. Joseph Harrison, widow of Joseph Harrison Jr., the gentleman who rescued George Catlin from his creditors in London in 1852. This illustrated lecture traces the uncharted history of Catlin's "Indian curiosities" which formed a major part of his traveling Indian Gallery and are now found in a number of institutions.