Portrait of Cornelius Krieghoff

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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

The Habitant Farm, 1856 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

The Habitant Farm 1856

Oil Painting
$1216
SKU: KRC-14854
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 61 x 91.5 cm
National Gallery of Art, Ottawa, Canada

On Lake Laurent, 1863 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

On Lake Laurent 1863

Oil Painting
$711
Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: KRC-14855
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 36.2 x 54 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

Canadian Autumn, View on the Road to Lake St. John, 1862 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

Canadian Autumn, View on the Road to Lake St. John 1862

Oil Painting
$1124
Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: KRC-14856
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 56.8 x 88.4 cm
Private Collection

Shooting the Rapids, 1861 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

Shooting the Rapids 1861

Oil Painting
$510
Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: KRC-14857
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 23.2 x 28.3 cm
National Gallery of Art, Ottawa, Canada

After the Kill, 1861 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

After the Kill 1861

Oil Painting
$784
Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: KRC-14858
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 20.5 x 34.5 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

Indian Hunters, 1861 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

Indian Hunters 1861

Oil Painting
$696
Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: KRC-14859
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 23.2 x 28.3 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

Chippewas on Lake Superior, 1860 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

Chippewas on Lake Superior 1860

Oil Painting
$935
Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: KRC-14860
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 40.6 x 61.3 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

Indian Hunters on the St. Maurice River, 1860 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

Indian Hunters on the St. Maurice River 1860

Oil Painting
$1026
Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: KRC-14861
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 46.7 x 43.1 cm
Public Collection

Lake Memphremagog, c.1860 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

Lake Memphremagog c.1860

Oil Painting
$692
Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: KRC-14862
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 23 x 28.1 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

Indians Hunting a Caribou, c.1860 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

Indians Hunting a Caribou c.1860

Oil Painting
$835
Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: KRC-14863
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 45.7 x 38 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

Indians in the Employ of the Hudson's Bay Company at a Portage, 1858 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

Indians in the Employ of the Hudson's Bay Company ... 1858

Oil Painting
$1011
Canvas Print
$50.75
SKU: KRC-14864
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 40.6 x 50.8 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

In the Thousand Islands, c.1858 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

In the Thousand Islands c.1858

Oil Painting
$795
Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: KRC-14866
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 34 x 50.8 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

Taking Shelter from the Storm, 1857 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

Taking Shelter from the Storm 1857

Oil Painting
$984
Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: KRC-14867
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 33.3 x 46 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

The Indian Campsite, 1857 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

The Indian Campsite 1857

Oil Painting
$983
Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: KRC-14868
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 38.5 x 51.2 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

Indians Dancing, 1855 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

Indians Dancing 1855

Oil Painting
$734
Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: KRC-14869
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 18.9 x 30.3 cm
Public Collection

Portage near Falls of Grand'Mere, St. Maurice River, 1855 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

Portage near Falls of Grand'Mere, St. Maurice River 1855

Oil Painting
$911
Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: KRC-14870
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 53.2 x 61.1 cm
Public Collection

The Hunters, 1854 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

The Hunters 1854

Oil Painting
$868
Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: KRC-14871
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 38.4 x 50.2 cm
McCord Museum of Canadian History, Montreal, Canada

Indian Encampment at Big Rock, c.1853 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

Indian Encampment at Big Rock c.1853

Oil Painting
$960
Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: KRC-14872
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 32.4 x 55.5 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

The Berry Seller, 1860 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

The Berry Seller 1860

Oil Painting
$653
Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: KRC-14873
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 28.8 x 23.6 cm
Public Collection

The Old Poacher, c.1860 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

The Old Poacher c.1860

Oil Painting
$770
Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: KRC-14874
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 28.3 x 23.1 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

Going to Market, c.1860 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

Going to Market c.1860

Oil Painting
$762
Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: KRC-14875
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 28.2 x 23 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

Hunter Resting Gun on a Showshoe, c.1860 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

Hunter Resting Gun on a Showshoe c.1860

Oil Painting
$709
Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: KRC-14876
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 28.5 x 23 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

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

Calling the Moose c.1860

Oil Painting
$653
Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: KRC-14877
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 27 x 21.5 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

Pour le Bon Dieu, 1859 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

Pour le Bon Dieu 1859

Oil Painting
$735
Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: KRC-14878
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 26.7 x 21.6 cm
Public Collection

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