The name Carl Wimar means little to those who are not admirers of his painting, but his name deserves to be ranked with the others (Catlin, Bodmer, Audubon, Bingham) who found inspiration on the frontier and in Missouri as the country moved west. Wimar was only thirty-four when he died. He was not a prolific painter, which makes his works all the more valuable today. His largest works have suffered from the ravages of time, but their quality withstands that damage.

AOWM – November 28