John Caspar Wild

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John Caspar Wild
Born John Caspar Wild
1804
Switzerland
Died August 12, 1846
Nationality American
Known for Painting, printmaking

John Caspar Wild (or J.C. Wild[1]) (1804-August 12, 1846) was an American painter and lithographer.

Cincinnati From Behind Newport Barracks, 1835

Personal life[edit]

John Caspar Wild was born in Switzerland. He moved to Paris, France. In 1832 he moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[1]

Work[edit]

He created early city views and landscapes of Philadelphia, Cincinnati, Ohio, St. Louis, Missouri, and Davenport, Iowa.[1] He specialized in hand-colored lithographs. These views, particularly the Valley of the Mississippi Illustrated were some of the first depictions of the American West.

Notable collections[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Reps, John William, and J. C. Wild. 2006. John Caspar Wild: painter and printmaker of nineteenth-century urban America. St. Louis: Missouri Historical Society Press. ISBN 1-883982-55-3 Designed by Steve Hartman of Creativille, Inc. [1]
  • Wild, J. C., and Lewis Foulk Thomas. 1948. The valley of the Mississippi: illustrated in a series of views, accompanied with historical descriptions. St. Louis, Mo: Joseph Garnier. (this is a reprint; original edition published 1841-2)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "University of Pennsylvania". Library Company of Philadelphia. World Digital Library. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Pennsylvania Hospital". Library Company of Philadelphia. World Digital Library. Retrieved 1 January 2014.