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

Va au Diable!, 1859 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

Va au Diable! 1859

Oil Painting
$727
Canvas Print
$49.05
SKU: KRC-14879
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 26.7 x 21.6 cm
Public Collection

Indian Trapper on Snowshoes, 1858 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

Indian Trapper on Snowshoes 1858

Oil Painting
$708
Canvas Print
$49.05
SKU: KRC-14880
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 28.2 x 23 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

Hunter in a Blizzard, c.1858 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

Hunter in a Blizzard c.1858

Oil Painting
$669
Canvas Print
$49.05
SKU: KRC-14881
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 28.5 x 23.5 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

The Woodcutter, 1857 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

The Woodcutter 1857

Oil Painting
$740
Canvas Print
$49.05
SKU: KRC-14882
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 28.2 x 23.3 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

The Indian Moccasin Seller, c.1855 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

The Indian Moccasin Seller c.1855

Oil Painting
$733
Canvas Print
$49.05
SKU: KRC-14883
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 28.5 x 23.5 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

The Indian Hunter, 1866 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

The Indian Hunter 1866

Oil Painting
$715
Canvas Print
$49.05
SKU: KRC-14884
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 28.3 x 23.5 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

Lorette Caribou Hunter, 1862 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

Lorette Caribou Hunter 1862

Oil Painting
$708
Canvas Print
$49.05
SKU: KRC-14885
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 28.4 x 23.2 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

Head of a Habitant, c.1855 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

Head of a Habitant c.1855

Oil Painting
$582
Canvas Print
$49.05
SKU: KRC-14886
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 30.5 x 25.4 cm
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Montreal, Quebec, Canada

The Trapper, c.1855 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

The Trapper c.1855

Oil Painting
$701
Canvas Print
$49.05
SKU: KRC-14887
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 28.5 x 23.5 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

Indian Woman, Moccasin Seller, c.1855 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

Indian Woman, Moccasin Seller c.1855

Oil Painting
$708
Canvas Print
$49.05
SKU: KRC-14888
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 28.4 x 23.4 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

A Caughnawaga Woman, c.1855 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

A Caughnawaga Woman c.1855

Oil Painting
$783
Canvas Print
$49.05
SKU: KRC-14889
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 28 x 23.1 cm
McCord Museum of Canadian History, Montreal, Canada

A Lorette Indian, c.1855 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

A Lorette Indian c.1855

Oil Painting
$695
Canvas Print
$49.05
SKU: KRC-14890
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 28.3 x 23.2 cm
McCord Museum of Canadian History, Montreal, Canada

Sportsmen at Jacques Cartier Falls, 1861 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

Sportsmen at Jacques Cartier Falls 1861

Oil Painting
$912
Canvas Print
$59.20
SKU: KRC-14891
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 51 x 64.2 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

The Pets and the Materials, 1860 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

The Pets and the Materials 1860

Oil Painting
$972
Canvas Print
$49.05
SKU: KRC-14892
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 26.8 x 31.8 cm
National Gallery of Art, Ottawa, Canada

The Artist Painting, c.1860 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

The Artist Painting c.1860

Oil Painting
$710
Canvas Print
$49.05
SKU: KRC-14893
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 23 x 33 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

Death of the Moose at Sunset, Lake Famine South of Quebec, 1859 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

Death of the Moose at Sunset, Lake Famine South ... 1859

Oil Painting
$927
Canvas Print
$49.05
SKU: KRC-14894
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 36 x 53 cm
Public Collection

The Narrows on Lake St. Charles, 1859 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

The Narrows on Lake St. Charles 1859

Oil Painting
$913
Canvas Print
$49.33
SKU: KRC-14895
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 36 x 53 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

The Country House of Capt. John Walker, near Quebec, 1857 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

The Country House of Capt. John Walker, near Quebec 1857

Oil Painting
$864
Canvas Print
$49.73
SKU: KRC-14896
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 45.7 x 69 cm
Musée du Québec, Quebec City, Canada

Fraser, with Mr. Miller Up, 1854 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

Fraser, with Mr. Miller Up 1854

Oil Painting
$983
Canvas Print
$49.05
SKU: KRC-14897
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 63.7 x 79.7 cm
National Gallery of Art, Ottawa, Canada

Lt. Alfred Torrens and His Wife in Front of the Citadel, c.1854 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

Lt. Alfred Torrens and His Wife in Front of the Citadel c.1854

Oil Painting
$783
Canvas Print
$49.05
SKU: KRC-14898
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 29.3 x 46.3 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

The Steamship Quebec, 1853 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

The Steamship Quebec 1853

Oil Painting
$985
Canvas Print
$52.85
SKU: KRC-14899
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 67.7 x 93.4 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

View of Quebec City from Pointe-Lévis, 1863 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

View of Quebec City from Pointe-Lévis 1863

Oil Painting
$972
Canvas Print
$49.05
SKU: KRC-14900
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 34.9 x 59 cm
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Dery's Bridge, Salmon Leap, Jacques Cartier River, 1863 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

Dery's Bridge, Salmon Leap, Jacques Cartier River 1863

Oil Painting
$681
Canvas Print
$49.05
SKU: KRC-14901
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 33.3 x 49.1 cm
McCord Museum of Canadian History, Montreal, Canada

Early Winter on the St. Anne's, below Quebec, 1863 by Cornelius Krieghoff | Painting Reproduction

Early Winter on the St. Anne's, below Quebec 1863

Oil Painting
$776
Canvas Print
$49.05
SKU: KRC-14902
Cornelius Krieghoff
Original Size: 51.2 x 51.8 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

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