The American Artist: The Life & Times of George Caleb Bingham is a 2016 documentary film directed by Jeffrey Palmer. The film chronicles the life and career of American artist George Caleb Bingham, who is best known for his depictions of life on the Missouri River in the 19th century. The film begins with Bingham's childhood in Virginia, where he showed an early aptitude for art. After moving to Missouri, Bingham began painting scenes of everyday life in the frontier town of Independence. His work caught the attention of local politicians and businessmen, who commissioned him to paint portraits and historical scenes. Bingham's paintings were popular with the public, and he soon became one of the most successful artists in the United States. He traveled extensively throughout the country, painting scenes from the American West and the Civil War. In his later years, Bingham returned to Missouri, where he continued to paint until his death in 1879. The American Artist: The Life & Times of George Caleb Bingham is a beautifully filmed and well-researched documentary. It provides a fascinating glimpse into the life and work of one of America's greatest artists.

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The American Artist: The Life & Times of George Caleb Bingham (2016)

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The American Artist: The Life & Times of George Caleb Bingham is a 2016 documentary film directed by Jeffrey Palmer. The film chronicles the life and career of American artist George Caleb Bingham, who is best known for his depictions of life on the Missouri River in the 19th century. The film begins with Bingham's childhood in Virginia, where he showed an early aptitude for art. After moving to Missouri, Bingham began painting scenes of everyday life in the frontier town of Independence. His work caught the attention of local politicians and businessmen, who commissioned him to paint portraits and historical scenes. Bingham's paintings were popular with the public, and he soon became one of the most successful artists in the United States. He traveled extensively throughout the country, painting scenes from the American West and the Civil War. In his later years, Bingham returned to Missouri, where he continued to paint until his death in 1879. The American Artist: The Life & Times of George Caleb Bingham is a beautifully filmed and well-researched documentary. It provides a fascinating glimpse into the life and work of one of America's greatest artists.

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Cast
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Gregory Sporleder

George Caleb Bingham - Aged 50-70
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Sam Anderson

Wagon Driver
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Ben Auxier

Fisherman
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Dave Bears

Tavern Guest #3 / Marmaduke
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Craig Benton

John Wise
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Joshua Bolen

Election Worker #2
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DeVonte Brown

Riverboatman #2
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Albert J. Burnes

Election Worker #1
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Jim Button

Tavern Guest #1
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Churchill Clarke

Fur Trader
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Kemet Coleman

Mover #2
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Walter Coppage

Daniel the Scrapper
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Chris Crain

Male House Worker
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Laurie Crawford

Female Prisoner #2
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Nathaniel Crawford

Thomas Proctor
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Jon Daugharthy

Henry Bingham
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Keith David

Narrator
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Davis DeRock

Card Player #1
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Chris Edwards

Horseman #3
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Paul Erickson

Townie #5
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Kevin Fewell

Fur Trader Model
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Sam Galyan

Young Planter
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Debra Goodrich

Self
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Michael Gosser

Federal Prison Provost #2
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Quin Gresham

Rowdy Drunk
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Carlyn Hadusek

Female Prisoner #3
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Manon Halliburton

Mary Bingham
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Cameron Herman

Farm Boy #2
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Elizabeth Hillman

Mrs. Proctor
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Teal Holliday

Female House Worker
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Katie Hulla

School Girl #1
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Marcus Hurst

Henry Wehle
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Ben Jenkins

Merchant
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Julia Jones

Sarah Elizabeth
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Kay Kay Jurries

House Girl #1
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Nathan Jurries

Isaac Newton Bingham, aged 16
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Chloe Kerwin

School Girl #2
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Andrew P. Lawrence

Townie #3
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Rich Lawson

Drinking Man
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Leah Lewis

House Girl #2
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Garrett Lipps

Farm Boy #1
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Meral Mathews

George Caleb Bingham (voice)
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Brian McCarty

Townie #1
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Mike McDaniels

Horseman #2
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Kelly Shumway McDonald

Evacuating Mother
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Kevin McGannon

Card Player #2
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Dana Mengel

Fiddler
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Jacob Miller

Jolly Flatboatman
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Ralph Monaco

Federal Prison Provost #1
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Molly O'Haver Moore

Drawing Teacher
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Charlie Morris

George Caleb Bingham, aged 9
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Wesley Morris

Isaac Newton Bingham, aged 6
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Cole Nowlin

Fur Trader's Son
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Frank Oakley III

Riverboatman #1
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Kyle Pretzl

Horseman #1
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Barb Racine

Store Shopper
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Matt Rapport

Chester Harding
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Rachael Redler

Female Prisoner #1
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Thomas Salemi

Electioneer
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Ken Sandberg

Townie #4
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Vivian Seley

School Girl #3
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Skyler Shumway

Josephine Anderson
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Joan Stack

Self
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Tim Talbott

AAU Print Manager
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Teddy Trice

Mover #1
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Jake Walker

George Caleb Bingham, aged 19-49
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Will Weinstein

Tavern Guest #2
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Brennan Wheatley

Townie #2
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Michael Wilson

Studio Manager
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Owen Winkler

Little Boy Prisoner
Crew
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Keith Johnson

Director
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Shane Seley

Director
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Molly Bedell

Writer
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Amanda Curtis

Writer
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Brian Rose

Writer
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Shane Seley

Writer
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Andre du Broc

Writer
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

The American Artist: The Life & Times of George Caleb Bingham

(DVD)

Disc Title Front Cover

The American Artist

(Blu-ray)

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