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George Caleb Bingham
(1811 - 1879)

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1811 Born 20 March in Virginia
1819 Family moves to Missouri
1823 Father dies
1827 George is apprenticed to a local cabinetmaker
1832 Studies with an unidentified portrait painter
1836 Marries Sarah Elizabeth Hutchinson
1838 Studies at the Pennsylvania Academy for three months
1840 Moves to Washington D.C.
1844 Returns to Missouri
1848 Elected to State Legislature (election later overthrown)
1848 Wife, Sarah Elizabeth, dies
1849 Marries Eliza Thomas
1856 Studies at the Düsseldorf Academy for the next three years
1859 Returns from Germany
1862 Appointed State Treasurer for a two-year term
1875 Named State Adjutant General
1876 Wife, Eliza, dies
1877 Joins faculty at the University of Missouri in Columbia as professor of art
1877 Marries Martha Lykins
1879 Dies on 7 July
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