The Wood Boat by George Caleb Bingham
George Caleb Bingham (1811-1879) was an American artist whose paintings reflect life in the frontier lands along the Missouri River of the nineteenth century. He painted in what came to be known as the Luminist style, which is characterized by effects of light in landscapes and suggesting tranquility through calm reflective water and a soft, hazy sky.
Bingham’s work fell into obscurity after his death but was rediscovered in the 1930s. Today he is considered one of the greatest American painters of his time.