Portrait of Cornelius Krieghoff

Cornelius Krieghoff Painting Reproductions 2 of 6

1815-1872

Canadian Romanticism 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

In Doubt of Track, 'Iroquois' Indian, c.1868 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

In Doubt of Track, 'Iroquois' Indian c.1868

Oil Painting
$688
Canvas Print
$49.86
SKU: KRC-14824
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 27.4 x 22.7 cm
McCord Museum of Canadian History, Montreal, Canada

Calling Moose, 'Huron' Indian, c.1868 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

Calling Moose, 'Huron' Indian c.1868

Oil Painting
$692
SKU: KRC-14825
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 27.6 x 22.7 cm
McCord Museum of Canadian History, Montreal, Canada

Winter Scene in the Laurentians - The Laval River, 1867 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

Winter Scene in the Laurentians - The Laval River 1867

Oil Painting
$1142
Canvas Print
$56.60
SKU: KRC-14826
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 68.6 x 91.5 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

The Caribou Hunters, 1866 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

The Caribou Hunters 1866

Oil Painting
$910
Canvas Print
$49.86
SKU: KRC-14827
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 33 x 45.7 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

Spill my Milk, 1867 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

Spill my Milk 1867

Oil Painting
$939
Canvas Print
$49.86
SKU: KRC-14828
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 35.5 x 55 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

Chippewa Indians at Lake Huron, 1864 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

Chippewa Indians at Lake Huron 1864

Oil Painting
$1162
Canvas Print
$49.86
SKU: KRC-14829
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 64.6 x 90.3 cm
Public Collection

Sillery Cove, Quebec, c.1864 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

Sillery Cove, Quebec c.1864

Oil Painting
$1130
Canvas Print
$49.86
SKU: KRC-14830
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 93.2 x 116 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

Settler's House, Laval, 1863 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

Settler's House, Laval 1863

Oil Painting
$908
Canvas Print
$49.86
SKU: KRC-14831
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 33 x 45.6 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

Habitant Returning from Market, 1863 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

Habitant Returning from Market 1863

Oil Painting
$1041
Canvas Print
$49.86
SKU: KRC-14832
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 44.2 x 64.6 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

Cheating the Toll Man, c.1863 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

Cheating the Toll Man c.1863

Oil Painting
$928
Canvas Print
$49.86
SKU: KRC-14833
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 30 x 52.8 cm
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Log Hut on the St. Maurice, 1862 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

Log Hut on the St. Maurice 1862

Oil Painting
$946
Canvas Print
$49.86
SKU: KRC-14834
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 33.4 x 46.5 cm
McCord Museum of Canadian History, Montreal, Canada

Crossing Cattle for Lumbering Purposes, 1862 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

Crossing Cattle for Lumbering Purposes 1862

Oil Painting
$888
Canvas Print
$49.86
SKU: KRC-14835
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 28.2 x 46.7 cm
McCord Museum of Canadian History, Montreal, Canada

Log Cabin, Winter Scene, Lake St. Charles, c.1862 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

Log Cabin, Winter Scene, Lake St. Charles c.1862

Oil Painting
$1009
Canvas Print
$49.86
SKU: KRC-14836
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 45.7 x 63.5 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

Sleigh Race across the Ice, 1861 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

Sleigh Race across the Ice 1861

Oil Painting
$988
Canvas Print
$49.86
SKU: KRC-14837
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 36.2 x 53.6 cm
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Habitants on a Trip to Town, 1861 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

Habitants on a Trip to Town 1861

Oil Painting
$875
Canvas Print
$49.86
SKU: KRC-14838
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 32.3 x 45.9 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

Clearing Land near the St. Maurice River, 1860 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

Clearing Land near the St. Maurice River 1860

Oil Painting
$1209
Canvas Print
$49.86
SKU: KRC-14845
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 61.3 x 82 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

Bargaining for a Load of Wood, 1860 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

Bargaining for a Load of Wood 1860

Oil Painting
$984
Canvas Print
$49.86
SKU: KRC-14846
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 36.2 x 47.7 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

A Winter Incident, c.1860 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

A Winter Incident c.1860

Oil Painting
$906
Canvas Print
$49.86
SKU: KRC-14847
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 33 x 45.8 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

Habitants Returning from Town, c.1860 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

Habitants Returning from Town c.1860

Oil Painting
$875
Canvas Print
$49.86
SKU: KRC-14848
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 33 x 45.8 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

Bringing in the Deer, c.1859 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

Bringing in the Deer c.1859

Oil Painting
$1130
Canvas Print
$49.86
SKU: KRC-14849
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 52 x 84.5 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

Breaking up of a Country Ball in Canada, Early Morning, 1857 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

Breaking up of a Country Ball in Canada, Early Morning 1857

Oil Painting
$2481
Canvas Print
$50.14
SKU: KRC-14850
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 60.9 x 91.3 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

Playtime, Village School, c.1857 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

Playtime, Village School c.1857

Oil Painting
$1162
Canvas Print
$49.86
SKU: KRC-14851
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 63.5 x 91.5 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

After the Ball, Chez Jolifou, 1856 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

After the Ball, Chez Jolifou 1856

Oil Painting
$1765
Canvas Print
$50.42
SKU: KRC-14852
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 61 x 91.5 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

Winter Scene, Blizzard, 1856 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

Winter Scene, Blizzard 1856

Oil Painting
$727
Canvas Print
$49.86
SKU: KRC-14853
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 33.6 x 46.1 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

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