The famous Canadian painter: Cornelius Krieghoff


Cornelius David Krieghoff (June 19, 1815 – March 5, 1872) is the most famous 19th century Canadian landscape painter (of Dutch origin). He was born on June 19, 1815 in Amsterdam, he traveled a lot through Western Europe and North America, before settling in Montreal in 1846. He was interested in the landscapes of Quebec and in native culture ( origin of his wife). He died on March 5, 1872 in Chicago.

Self-portrait by Cornelius Krieghoff (1855 ) (Image source: commons.wikimedia )

« Indian hunter and his family » (1856) ( Image source: commons.wikimedia )
« The Blacksmith’s Shop » (1871) ( Image source: en.wikipedia )
« The Passing Storm, Saint-Ferréol«  (1854) ( Image source: pl.wikipedia )
« Winter Landscape, Laval » (1862) ( Image source: en.wikipedia )
« Bilking the Toll » (1860) (Image source: commons.wikimedia )

Image of title: « Chippewas on the caribou hunt » (1861) ( source: commons.wikimedia )




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