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Artist of the moment…….Karl Bodmer

 

 

Karl Bodmer was born in Reisbach, Switzerland in the year 1809. Bodmer was a fantastic painter of landscape. His most famous series had to do with the Western landscapes found in the United States of America. Bodmer also painted a significant amount of portraits of Native American Indians.

Below we view a show that features paintings and drawings whilst Bodmer attended Prince Max on his journey into to the American West:

The artist was encouraged and inspired¬†by a brother of his mother’s who was a professional engraver, to do something in the art world.

Here we view some of Bodmer’s works featuring Native American Indians:

The trip Bodmer took to the United States was a guest of Prince Maximilian of German. The trip traced much of the Missouri River and took place in 1833 to 1834.

Bodmer was also an avid printmaker producing etchings and lithographs, which were both hand colored, of his favorite subject the landscape.

In Europe he was famous for landscapes that featured the well known bodies of water including the Rhine River and Lahn River.

Later in his life Bodmer moved to France and became a French citizen.

Karl Bodmer changed his name to Charles Bodmer after becoming a French citizen and passed away in 1893.

Price range information: The artist worked with prints that start at $2,000. He also painted in oils and these can reach as $50,000.

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