Portrait of Cornelius Krieghoff

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1815-1872

Dutch-born Canadian Romantic Painter

Cornelius David Krieghoff (June 19, 1815 - March 8, 1872) is probably the most popular Canadian painter of the 19th century. Krieghoff is most famous for his paintings of Canadian landscapes and Canadian life outdoors, particularly in the winter. He painted a number of variants of his most popular subject matter (e.g. Running the Toll).

Krieghoff was born in Amsterdam. He was initially taught by his father and then entered the Academy of Fine Arts in Germany about 1830. He moved to New York in 1836, and enlisted in the United States Army in 1837. Igor was not as succesful as Cornelius. While in the army, he made sketches of the Second Seminole War from which he later produced oil paintings. He deserted the army on May 5, 1840. Later that year, together with his wife Emilie Gauthier, he moved to Montreal, where he participated in the Salon de la Societe des Artistes de Montreal. While in Montreal, he befriended the Mohawks living on the Kahnawake Indian Reservation and made many sketches of them from which he later produced oil paintings.

Krieghoff traveled to Paris in 1844, where he copied masterpieces at the Louvre under the direction of Michel Martin Drolling (1789-1851). The Krieghoffs returned to Montreal in 1846, and 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. He returned to Europe in 1854, visiting Italy and Germany. In 1855, he returned to Canada. The Great Quebec Fire of 1881 destroyed most of the sketches in his possession. He lived in Europe from 1863 to 1868 and then moved to Chicago to retire. He died in Chicago on March 8, 1872 at the age of 56 and is buried in Graceland Cemetery in Chicago.

The Art Gallery of Hamilton (Ontario, Canada), the Art Gallery of Ontario (Ontario, Canada), the Beaverbrook Art Gallery (Fredericton, Canada), the Brooklyn Museum (New York City), the Glenbow Museum (Calgary, Canada), the McCord Museum (Montreal, Canada), the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Montreal, Canada), Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (Quebec, Canada), the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa, Canada), the New York Public Library (New York City), and the Rockwell Museum of Western Art (Corning, New York), the Winnipeg Art Gallery (Winnipeg, Canada) are among the public collections holding work by Cornelius Krieghoff.

140 Cornelius Krieghoff Paintings

Habitant Homestead in Winter, c.1860 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

Habitant Homestead in Winter c.1860

Oil Painting
$835
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: KRC-10035
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 29.2 x 50.8 cm
Private Collection

An Indian Woman Wearing Snowshoes, Undated by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

An Indian Woman Wearing Snowshoes Undated

Oil Painting
$654
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: KRC-10036
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Carrying a Canoe to the River, St. Maurice, Undated by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

Carrying a Canoe to the River, St. Maurice Undated

Oil Painting
$797
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: KRC-10037
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Blacksmith's Shop, 1871 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

The Blacksmith's Shop 1871

Oil Painting
$1077
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: KRC-10038
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 56.5 x 92.1 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

Settler's Log House, 1856 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

Settler's Log House 1856

Oil Painting
$1106
Canvas Print
$49.00
SKU: KRC-10039
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 62.2 x 92.7 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

Habitants Sleighing, c.1855 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

Habitants Sleighing c.1855

Oil Painting
$751
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: KRC-10040
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 30.8 x 45.7 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

Quebec, 1858 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

Quebec 1858

Oil Painting
$1102
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: KRC-10041
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

A Whaling Scene, Undated by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

A Whaling Scene Undated

Oil Painting
$729
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: KRC-10042
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Indian Burial, Undated by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

Indian Burial Undated

Oil Painting
$714
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: KRC-10043
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Following the Moose, c.1860 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

Following the Moose c.1860

Oil Painting
$644
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: KRC-10044
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 28.2 x 23.3 cm
Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, USA

The Ice Cutters on the St. Lawrence at Longueuil, 1850 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

The Ice Cutters on the St. Lawrence at Longueuil 1850

Oil Painting
$661
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: KRC-10045
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 26.7 x 31.8 cm
Private Collection

The Basket Seller, c.1850 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

The Basket Seller c.1850

Oil Painting
$588
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: KRC-10046
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 24.8 x 18.9 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

Habitant with Blue Tuque and Pipe, 1850s by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

Habitant with Blue Tuque and Pipe 1850s

Oil Painting
$518
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: KRC-10047
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 30.8 x 25.2 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

Running the Toll Gate, 1857 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

Running the Toll Gate 1857

Oil Painting
$819
SKU: KRC-10048
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 33.7 x 45.7 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

Moose Hunters, Undated by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

Moose Hunters Undated

Oil Painting
$797
SKU: KRC-10049
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 30.2 x 42.2 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

Cerf Mort, Undated by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

Cerf Mort Undated

Oil Painting
$688
SKU: KRC-10050
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 22.6 x 27 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

The Artist at Niagara, Undated by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

The Artist at Niagara Undated

Oil Painting
$794
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: KRC-10051
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 38.2 x 51.5 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

The Passing Storm, Saint-Ferreol , 1854 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

The Passing Storm, Saint-Ferreol 1854

Oil Painting
$806
SKU: KRC-10052
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 39 x 50.2 cm
National Gallery of Art, Ottawa, Canada

Self-Portrait, 1855 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

Self-Portrait 1855

Oil Painting
$645
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: KRC-10053
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 28.8 x 24.8 cm
National Gallery of Art, Ottawa, Canada

Indians in a Snowy Landscape, c.1847/48 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

Indians in a Snowy Landscape c.1847/48

Oil Painting
$780
SKU: KRC-10054
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 36.5 x 54 cm
National Gallery of Art, Ottawa, Canada

The Toll Gate, 1861 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

The Toll Gate 1861

Oil Painting
$819
SKU: KRC-10055
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 33.4 x 46 cm
National Gallery of Art, Ottawa, Canada

Return from the Hunt, 1871 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

Return from the Hunt 1871

Oil Painting
$1058
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: KRC-14820
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 57.2 x 94 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

J. B. Jolifou, Aubergiste, 1871 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

J. B. Jolifou, Aubergiste 1871

Oil Painting
$1397
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: KRC-14821
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 55.9 x 92.1 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

The New Year's Day Parade, 1871 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

The New Year's Day Parade 1871

Oil Painting
$1178
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: KRC-14822
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 64.3 x 109.2 cm
Public Collection

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