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Karl Bodmer

1809 - 1893
Painter, Lithographer
Origin: Switzerland
Born: February 11, 1809, Zurich, Switzerland
Died: 1893

Karl Bodmer developed a remarkable talent for drawing and painting while studying with his uncle, painter and engraver Johann Jacob Meyer. After further studies in Paris, he joined his brother on a sketching trip through Germany in 1832 where he met Prince Maximilian zu Weid. Maximilian, known for his natural history research in the coastal forests of Brazil, was searching for a professional artist to accompany him on his expedition to North America. Bodmer signed a contract with Maximilian and, three weeks later, they set sail for America.

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Abdih-Hiddisch, A Minatarre Chief
c. 1839, Black and White Aquatint, Mezzotint, Etching, and Roulette on Paper
Karl Bodmer
Switzerland, 1809 - 1893
Dacota Woman and Assiniboin Girl
c. 1838, Black and White Aquatint, Etching, and Stipple on Paper
Karl Bodmer
Switzerland, 1809 - 1893
Herd of Bisons on the Upper Missouri
c. 1839, Hand-colored Aquatint, Etching, and Roulette on Paper
Karl Bodmer
Switzerland, 1809 - 1893
Herds of Bisons and Elks on the Upper Missouri
1839, Hand-colored Aquatint and Etching on Paper
Karl Bodmer
Switzerland, 1809 - 1893
Hunting of the Grizzly Bear
1842, Hand-Colored Lithograph
Karl Bodmer
Switzerland, 1809 - 1893
Indian Utensils and Arms
c. 1837, Black and White Aquatint
Karl Bodmer
Switzerland, 1809 - 1893
Indians Hunting the Bison [State 1]
c. 1837, Hand-colored Aquatint, Etching, and Stipple on Paper
Karl Bodmer
Switzerland, 1809 - 1893
Magic Pile Erected by Assiniboin Indians
c. 1837, Black and White Aquatint, Etching, and Stipple on Paper
Karl Bodmer
Switzerland, 1809 - 1893
Mato-Tope, a Mandan Chief
1839, Hand-colored Aquatint, Mezzotint, Etching, and Engraving on Paper
Karl Bodmer
Switzerland, 1809 - 1893
Missouri Indian, Oto Indian, Chief of the Puncas
c. 1838, Black and White Aquatint, Mezzotint, Etching, and Roulette on Paper
Karl Bodmer
Switzerland, 1809 - 1893
Offering of the Mandan Indians
c. 1837, Black and White Aquatint and Etching on Paper
Karl Bodmer
Switzerland, 1809 - 1893
Pehriska-Ruhpa, a Minnatarre or Big-Bellied Indian
c. 1837, Hand-colored Aquatint, Mezzotint and Etching on Paper
Karl Bodmer
Switzerland, 1809 - 1893
Remarkable Hills on the Upper Missouri [Black & White]
c. 1837, Black and White Aquatint, Etching, and Engraving on Paper
Karl Bodmer
Switzerland, 1809 - 1893
The Elkhorn Pyramid on the Upper Missouri
c. 1840 - 1842, Black and White Aquatint, Etching, Roulette, and Engraving on Paper
Karl Bodmer
Switzerland, 1809 - 1893
Tombs of Assiniboin Indians on Trees
c. 1839, Black and white Engraving and Etching on Paper
Karl Bodmer
Switzerland, 1809 - 1893
View of the Stone Walls on the Upper Missouri
c. 1839 - 1840, Hand-colored Aquatint and Etching on Paper
Karl Bodmer
Switzerland, 1809 - 1893
Wahk-ta-ge-li, A Sioux Warrior
c. 1838, Black and White Aquatint, Mezzotint, Etching, and Roulette on Paper
Karl Bodmer
Switzerland, 1809 - 1893
Woman of the Snake-Tribe, Woman of the Cree-Tribe
c. 1837, Black and White Aquatint, Mezzotint, Etching, and Roulette on Paper
Karl Bodmer
Switzerland, 1809 - 1893