26 July 1796: Birthday of George Catlin, American painter, author, and traveler (d. 1872) (Source)

On this Day: July 26, 1796 | Birthday of George Catlin, DRIFTER'S DAY
George Catlin, 1849- Painter: William Fisk (1796-1872) (Source)

George Catlin (July 26, 1796 – December 23, 1872)[1] was an American adventurer, lawyer, painter, author, and traveler, who specialized in portraits of Native Americans in the Old West.

Traveling to the American West five times during the 1830s, Catlin wrote about and painted portraits that depicted the life of the Plains Indians. His early work included engravings, drawn from nature, of sites along the route of the Erie Canal in New York State. Several of his renderings were published in one of the first printed books to use lithography, Cadwallader D. Colden‘s Memoir, Prepared at the Request of a Committee of the Common Council of the City of New York, and Presented to the Mayor of the City, at the Celebration of the Completion of the New York Canals, published in 1825, with early images of the City of Buffalo. (Source)

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I am Volker Schunck and live in Dresden, Germany. First I was an industrial clerk, then I studied theology. Through my engagement with Zen, I became aware of the Christian mysticism. Meanwhile, I go my own way. For me, faith is not a world-view but a being. It is important to me, not to live lost in thought but aware and intensely. For me, this also includes careful handling of other people. The NVC (Nonviolent Communication), which I learned during my training as a mediator, helps me with this.

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