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 Charles Ferdinand Wimar

Charles Ferdinand Wimar

Birth
Germany
Death 28 Nov 1862 (aged 34)
Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Burial Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Plot Block 125, Lot 1136
Memorial ID 23128 · View Source
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Artist. He is mostly known for his painting of Daniel Boone's daughter, Jemina, and two other girls being kidnapped in 1776 by Native Americans; the painting was called "The Abduction of Boone's Daughter by the Indians" dated 1856. After moving to St. Louis, Missouri from Germany, Wimar spent considerable time with the Native Americans who camped nearby. He returned to Germany several years later to study art at the Dusseldorf Academy. Upon his return to St. Louis, he combined his knowledge and skills with his interest in the exploits of the Native Americans and made several lengthy trips up the Mississippi River to make sketches and to collect artifacts. He was commissioned to paint murals (lunettes) on the interior dome of the Old Courthouse in St. Louis which depicted important events in St. Louis history. Today, the building is part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. He died at the age of 34, shortly after completing the paintings. He was sometimes known as "Karl."

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  • Added: 20 Jul 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23128
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Ferdinand Wimar (20 Feb 1828–28 Nov 1862), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23128, citing Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .