Catlin was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. As a child growing up in Pennsylvania, Catlin had spent many hours hunting, fishing, and looking for American Indian artifacts. His fascination with Native Americans was kindled by his mother, who told him stories of the western frontier and how she was captured by a tribe when she was a young girl. Years later, a group of Native Americans came through Philadelphia dressed in their colorful Regalia and made quite an impression on Catlin.
Catlin is no mentioned as often but he is considered one of the three greatest western artist along with Charles Russell and Fredric Remington.
February 11th, 2013
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