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"Charles B. King: A Legacy of Artistic Brilliance and Historical Portraits" Step into the world of Charles B

Background imageCharles B King Collection: Chon-Ca-Pe, 1837. Creator: Albert Newsam

Chon-Ca-Pe, 1837. Creator: Albert Newsam
Chon-Ca-Pe, 1837

Background imageCharles B King Collection: Payta Kootha, a Shawnee Warrior, 1836. Creator: Albert Newsam

Payta Kootha, a Shawnee Warrior, 1836. Creator: Albert Newsam
Payta Kootha, a Shawnee Warrior, 1836

Background imageCharles B King Collection: Qua-Ta-Wa-Pea, A Shawnoe Chief, 1838. Creator: Albert Newsam

Qua-Ta-Wa-Pea, A Shawnoe Chief, 1838. Creator: Albert Newsam
Qua-Ta-Wa-Pea, A Shawnoe Chief, 1838

Background imageCharles B King Collection: Ne-Sou-A Quoit, a Fox Chief, 1837. Creator: Albert Newsam

Ne-Sou-A Quoit, a Fox Chief, 1837. Creator: Albert Newsam
Ne-Sou-A Quoit, a Fox Chief, 1837

Background imageCharles B King Collection: King-Bugatti U-16 Engine, 1919. Creator: Duesenberg Motors Corporation

King-Bugatti U-16 Engine, 1919. Creator: Duesenberg Motors Corporation
Ettore Bugatti designed the prototype of this engine in France during World War I. The U.S. Governments Bolling Commission

Background imageCharles B King Collection: Tenskwatawa, c. 1830-1833. Creator: Henry Inman

Tenskwatawa, c. 1830-1833. Creator: Henry Inman
Tenskwatawa, c. 1830-1833

Background imageCharles B King Collection: Miss Satterlee, ca. 1830-1839. Creator: Charles Bird King

Miss Satterlee, ca. 1830-1839. Creator: Charles Bird King
Miss Satterlee, ca. 1830-1839

Background imageCharles B King Collection: Young Omahaw, War Eagle, Little Missouri, and Pawnees, 1821. Creator: Charles Bird King

Young Omahaw, War Eagle, Little Missouri, and Pawnees, 1821. Creator: Charles Bird King
Young Omahaw, War Eagle, Little Missouri, and Pawnees, 1821

Background imageCharles B King Collection: No Heart (Nan-che-ning-ga), 1837. Creator: Charles Bird King

No Heart (Nan-che-ning-ga), 1837. Creator: Charles Bird King
No Heart (Nan-che-ning-ga), 1837

Background imageCharles B King Collection: John Caldwell Calhoun, c. 1822. Creator: Charles Bird King

John Caldwell Calhoun, c. 1822. Creator: Charles Bird King
John Caldwell Calhoun, c. 1822

Background imageCharles B King Collection: Sarah Weston Seaton with her Children Augustine and Julia, c. 1815

Sarah Weston Seaton with her Children Augustine and Julia, c. 1815

Background imageCharles B King Collection: No-way-ke-sug-ga, (ca. 1840?). Creator: Alexander Davis Cooper

No-way-ke-sug-ga, (ca. 1840?). Creator: Alexander Davis Cooper
No-way-ke-sug-ga, (ca. 1840?)

Background imageCharles B King Collection: Jack-o-pa (The Six), 1827. Creator: Charles Bird King

Jack-o-pa (The Six), 1827. Creator: Charles Bird King
Jack-o-pa (The Six), 1827

Background imageCharles B King Collection: Co-sne-boin, 1827. Creator: Charles Bird King

Co-sne-boin, 1827. Creator: Charles Bird King
Co-sne-boin, 1827

Background imageCharles B King Collection: Mrs. Joshua Johnson, n. d. Creator: Charles Bird King

Mrs. Joshua Johnson, n. d. Creator: Charles Bird King
Mrs. Joshua Johnson, n.d

Background imageCharles B King Collection: Joshua Johnson, n. d. Creator: Charles Bird King

Joshua Johnson, n. d. Creator: Charles Bird King
Joshua Johnson, n.d

Background imageCharles B King Collection: Stephen Decatur, c. 1820. Creator: Charles Bird King

Stephen Decatur, c. 1820. Creator: Charles Bird King
Stephen Decatur, c. 1820

Background imageCharles B King Collection: John C. Calhoun, c. 1823. Creator: Charles Bird King

John C. Calhoun, c. 1823. Creator: Charles Bird King
John C. Calhoun, c. 1823

Background imageCharles B King Collection: Catahecassa, c. 1830-1833. Creator: Henry Inman

Catahecassa, c. 1830-1833. Creator: Henry Inman
Catahecassa, c. 1830-1833

Background imageCharles B King Collection: Sequoyah, c. 1830. Creator: Henry Inman

Sequoyah, c. 1830. Creator: Henry Inman
Sequoyah, c. 1830

Background imageCharles B King Collection: Henry Clay, 1821. Creator: Charles Bird King

Henry Clay, 1821. Creator: Charles Bird King
Henry Clay, 1821

Background imageCharles B King Collection: Poor Artists Cupboard, c. 1815. Creator: Charles Bird King

Poor Artists Cupboard, c. 1815. Creator: Charles Bird King
Poor Artists Cupboard, c. 1815


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"Charles B. King: A Legacy of Artistic Brilliance and Historical Portraits" Step into the world of Charles B. King, a renowned artist whose brushstrokes captured the essence of individuals and moments in history. From his early works like the mesmerizing "King-Bugatti U-16 Engine, 1919, " created by Duesenberg Motors Corporation, to his captivating portraits such as "Tenskwatawa" by Henry Inman and "Miss Satterlee" by Charles Bird King himself, King's talent knew no bounds. Intriguing scenes from Native American culture come alive through King's masterpieces like "Young Omahaw, War Eagle, Little Missouri, and Pawnees" (1821) and "No Heart (Nan-che-ning-ga)" (1837). These paintings offer a glimpse into their rich heritage and traditions that have shaped our nation. Not limited to capturing indigenous cultures alone, Charles Bird King also immortalized influential figures like John Caldwell Calhoun in his striking portrait from around 1822. His ability to portray both power and vulnerability is evident in pieces such as "Sarah Weston Seaton with her Children Augustine and Julia" (c. 1815), showcasing the tender bond between mother and child. The depth of emotions conveyed in each stroke is further exemplified through portraits like "No-way-ke-sug-ga" (ca. 1840?) by Alexander Davis Cooper or the regal depiction of Jack-o-pa (The Six) from 1827 by Charles Bird King himself. These artworks reveal not only physical appearances but also glimpses into the souls they represent. Charles B. King's artistic prowess extended beyond portraiture with pieces like "Co-sne-boin" (1827), which showcases his versatility as an artist capable of capturing various subjects with equal finesse. His oeuvre includes notable works such as "Mrs.