July 26, 2016
George Catlin (1796-1872), Hunting Rheas in South America, c.1850, tempera, 20 x 26 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art, gift of Grover J., Reed C., and E. Ted Hawkins, 1973.
American artist George Catlin was born on this day in 1796. He is known for his fascination of and travels to the American West, painting the Plains Indians in their native territory.