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Cornelius David Krieghoff was born on June 19th

The blacksmith shop: Oil on canvas

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Krieghoff was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands, in 1815. He entered the Academy of Fine Arts in Germany about 1830.


He moved to New York in 1836, and enlisted in the United States Army in1837. While in the army, he made sketches of the Second Seminole War from which he later produced oil paintings. He was discharged from the army on May 5, 1840. .                                                 

Together with his wife Émilie Gauthier,he moved to Montreal around 1846. He participated in the Salon de la Société des
Artistes de Montréal.
While in Montreal, he

The mocassin seller

befriended the Mohawks living on the  indian reservation in Kahnawake and made many sketches of them from which he later produced oil paintings.

Indian hunter

In 1847 he was invited to participate in the first exhibition of the Toronto Society of Arts. He and his family moved to Quebec City in 1853.
Krieghoff is mostly known for his painting depicting the life of the Québec «habitant» and the indians.

Krieghoff dies in Chicago, on march 8th, 1872.


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