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West End in St. Louis, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Carl Wimar

Born February 20, 1828

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
1. Carl Wimar Marker
Inscription.  Arriving in St. Louis in 1843, the young immigrant Carl Wimar was enthralled by the Native Americans who camped near the city to trade furs. Wimar returned to Germany in 1852 to study painting at the Düsseldorf Academy, and his work often portrayed Native Americans in conflict with pioneers, as in "The Captive Charger" or "The Abduction of Daniel Boone's Daughter." Wimar returned to St. Louis in 1856. Influenced by his travels up the Missouri River, he painted stunning prairie landscapes and scenes of Native American life and ritual, such as "The Buffalo Dance." Though dying of tuberculosis and often carried up to his work site, in 1862 Carl Wimar finished his final masterpiece, the four murals adorning the rotunda dome of the St. Louis Courthouse.
 
Erected 2016 by St. Louis Walk of Fame.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicNative Americans. In addition, it is included in the Missouri, St. Louis Walk of Fame series list.
 
Location. 38° 39.338′ N, 90° 
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18.039′ W. Marker is in West End in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is on Delmar Boulevard east of Eastgate Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6227 Delmar Boulevard, Saint Louis MO 63130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Walker Hancock (here, next to this marker); "Butch" O'Hare (a few steps from this marker); Brett Hull (a few steps from this marker); St. Philippine Duchesne, RSCJ (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert S. Brookings (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Doris Roberts (about 300 feet away); Robert Duvall (about 400 feet away); Ridley Pearson (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West End.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 29, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 58 times since then and 20 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on April 29, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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Nov. 30, 2020