Charles Bird King
American Painter, 1785-1862,is a United States artist who is best known for his portraiture. In particular, the artist is notable for the portraits he painted of Native American delegates coming to Washington D.C., which were commissioned by government's Bureau of Indian Affairs. Charles Bird King was born in Newport, Rhode Island as the only child of Deborah Bird and American Revolutionary veteran Captain Zebulon King. The family traveled west, but when King was four years old, his father was killed and scalped by Native Americans near Marietta, Ohio. King and his mother moved back to Newport to live with Bird's mother. When King was fifteen, he went to New York to study under the portrait painter Edward Savage. At age twenty he moved to London to study under the famous painter Benjamin West at the esteemed Royal Academy. King returned to the U.S. due to the War of 1812 after a seven-year stay in London, and spent time working in Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Richmond. He eventually settled in Washington, due to the economic appeal that the burgeoning city offered. In the nation's new capital, the artist earned a solid reputation as a portraitist among politicians, and earned enough to maintain his own studio and gallery. King's economic success in the art world, particularly in the field of portraiture, had more to do with his ability to socialize with the wealthy celebrities, and relate to the well educated politicians of the time: His industry and simple habits enabled him to acquire a handsome competence, and his amiable and exemplary character won him many friendse . These patrons included John Quincy Adams, John Calhoun, Henry Clay, James Monroe, and Daniel Webster .

 

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Charles Bird King Jumger Omahaw,Kriegsadler Kleiner Missouri und Pawness oil painting   

Painting ID::  45359
Charles Bird King
Jumger Omahaw,Kriegsadler Kleiner Missouri und Pawness
mk181 1821 Ol auf Leinwand 91.8x71.1cm

   
   
     

 

 

Charles Bird King Portrait of Mrs. William oil painting   

Painting ID::  74623
Charles Bird King
Portrait of Mrs. William
Portrait of Mrs. William (Elizabeth Meade Creighton), oil on canvas, 36 x 28 inches, Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, Georgia. Museum purchase; 1996.029 cjr

   
   
     

 

 

Charles Bird King Portrait of Louisa Adams, wife of John Quincy Adams oil painting   

Painting ID::  74969
Charles Bird King
Portrait of Louisa Adams, wife of John Quincy Adams
ca. 1821-25 Oil on canvas cjr

   
   
     

 

 

Charles Bird King wife of John Quincy Adams oil painting   

Painting ID::  76576
Charles Bird King
wife of John Quincy Adams
ca. 1821-25 Medium Oil on canvas cyf

   
   
     

 

 

Charles Bird King Detail of self-portrait of Charles Bird King aged 30, oil painting   

Painting ID::  79902
Charles Bird King
Detail of self-portrait of Charles Bird King aged 30,
Detail of self-portrait of Charles Bird King aged 30, oil on canvas, 30" x 25¼" Redwood Library Painting Collection. Bequest of the artist, 1862b (retouched, color-corrected, gif artifacts removed) cjr

   
   
     

 

 

Charles Bird King Self-portrait of Charles Bird King aged 70 oil painting   

Painting ID::  79911
Charles Bird King
Self-portrait of Charles Bird King aged 70
Self-portrait of Charles Bird King aged 70, Oil on canvas, 44½" x 34", Redwood Library Painting Collection. Bequest of the artist, 1861. cjr

   
   
     

 

 

Charles Bird King Petalesharo oil painting   

Painting ID::  80645
Charles Bird King
Petalesharo
Date c1822 Medium oil on panel Dimensions 44.4 x 35.1 cm (17.5 x 13.8 in) cjr

   
   
     

 

 

Charles Bird King Monchousia oil painting   

Painting ID::  80652
Charles Bird King
Monchousia
Date c1822 Medium oil on panel Dimensions 44.4 x 35.1 cm (17.5 x 13.8 in) cjr

   
   
     

 

 

Charles Bird King Shaumonekusse. oil painting   

Painting ID::  80653
Charles Bird King
Shaumonekusse.
Date c1822 Medium oil on panel Dimensions 44.4 x 34.3 cm (17.5 x 13.5 in) chr

   
   
     

 

 

Charles Bird King Hayne Hudjihini oil painting   

Painting ID::  80654
Charles Bird King
Hayne Hudjihini
Date c1822 Medium oil on panel Dimensions 44.4 x 35.2 cm (17.5 x 13.9 in) cjr

   
   
     

 

 

Charles Bird King Sharitarish oil painting   

Painting ID::  80655
Charles Bird King
Sharitarish
Date c1822 Medium oil on panel Dimensions 44.6 x 35.1 cm (17.6 x 13.8 in) cjr

   
   
     

 

 

Charles Bird King Still Life on a Green Table Cloth oil painting   

Painting ID::  87663
Charles Bird King
Still Life on a Green Table Cloth
Oil on panel, 47.62 x 55.88 cm c. 1815 cjr

   
   
     

 

 

Charles Bird King Monchousia (White Plume) oil painting   

Painting ID::  92637
Charles Bird King
Monchousia (White Plume)
Date c1822 Medium oil on panel Dimensions 44.4 X 35.1 cm (17.5 X 13.8 in) TTD

   
   
     

 

 

Charles Bird King Hayne Hudjihini (Eagle of Delight). oil painting   

Painting ID::  92639
Charles Bird King
Hayne Hudjihini (Eagle of Delight).
Date c1822 Medium oil on panel Dimensions 44.4 X 35.2 cm (17.5 X 13.9 in) TTD

   
   
     

 

 

Charles Bird King The Poor Artist's Cupboard oil painting   

Painting ID::  93785
Charles Bird King
The Poor Artist's Cupboard
oil on panel, 29-3/4 x 27-3/4 in. circa 1815(1815) cjr

   
   
     

 

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Charles Bird King
American Painter, 1785-1862,is a United States artist who is best known for his portraiture. In particular, the artist is notable for the portraits he painted of Native American delegates coming to Washington D.C., which were commissioned by government's Bureau of Indian Affairs. Charles Bird King was born in Newport, Rhode Island as the only child of Deborah Bird and American Revolutionary veteran Captain Zebulon King. The family traveled west, but when King was four years old, his father was killed and scalped by Native Americans near Marietta, Ohio. King and his mother moved back to Newport to live with Bird's mother. When King was fifteen, he went to New York to study under the portrait painter Edward Savage. At age twenty he moved to London to study under the famous painter Benjamin West at the esteemed Royal Academy. King returned to the U.S. due to the War of 1812 after a seven-year stay in London, and spent time working in Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Richmond. He eventually settled in Washington, due to the economic appeal that the burgeoning city offered. In the nation's new capital, the artist earned a solid reputation as a portraitist among politicians, and earned enough to maintain his own studio and gallery. King's economic success in the art world, particularly in the field of portraiture, had more to do with his ability to socialize with the wealthy celebrities, and relate to the well educated politicians of the time: His industry and simple habits enabled him to acquire a handsome competence, and his amiable and exemplary character won him many friendse . These patrons included John Quincy Adams, John Calhoun, Henry Clay, James Monroe, and Daniel Webster .