Art Treasures of Nebraska – Karl Bodmer

Art Treasures of Nebraska – Karl Bodmer

“Mato-Tope (Four Bears) Mandan Chief (1834)” Karl Bodmer captured the character and pride of native people (and their leaders) in a series of watercolor portraits that became models for the prints that illustrated Maximilian zu Wied’s book, “Travels in the Interior of North America.” Bodmer’s pioneering watercolors are art treasures of Nebraska at the Joslyn Art Museum.


  1. @danoqamyasharahla6544 on December 31, 2023 at 8:38 am

    Racist Museums, the original water colors were much darker, you guys lightened them. I have a video with a book of some of the original water colors, which were stored by the royal family of Germany.

  2. @yeeyee521 on December 31, 2023 at 9:03 am

    He is my relative, believe it or not

  3. @exenrontexas on December 31, 2023 at 9:24 am

    You can thank Willis Strauss the fomrer CEO or Internorth for this collection. He rescue it from caves in Germany and brought it to Omaha and funded the research. It was NOT his fault that Internorth was hijacked by Ken Lay and turned into ENRON.

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