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Short Biography of Robert Lindneux:
Robert Lindneux was born in 1871 and died in 1970 and trained in Germany and Paris. He worked in New York, Boston, Montana, and Wyoming and finally settled down in Denver Colorado. His best known Paintings include Portrait of Buffalo Bill, Trail of Tears, and the Sand Creek Massacre.1
- Christina Smith, “Short Biography of Robert Lindneux”, robertlindneux.com/about/biogrpahies. Source: Memoir of Robert Lindneux owned by Christina Smith and Robert Lindneux Millard Jr. Mesa, Arizona.
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Long Biography of Robert Lindneux:
Robert Lindneux was born in New York City in 1871. Orphaned by the age of five, Robert was raised by his Aunt Lucille. Demonstrating a talent for art Lucille enrolled Robert in drawing lessons. When Robert was 17 Lucille made arrangements for him to attend the Art Academy in Dusseldorf, Germany under the tutelage of Benjamin Vautier. In 1889 Lindneux borrowed some money from a friend and traveled to Paris to see the Buffalo Bill Wild West show; this was a pivotal experience that sparked his passion for the American West. With the encouragement of Vautier, Robert also attended the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris, France and during this time trained under Michael von Munkacsy. Later Robert attended a class at the Munich Academy taught by Franz Stuck.
Lindneux returned to America in 1898 working in Boson and New York and eventually worked his way west to Montana. He worked as a trapper, horse wrangler and cowboy, learning about the life he wanted to paint. He and his wife then moved to Wyoming and later settled in Denver, Colorado in 1918 with their daughter Marcella where Lindneux embarked upon a prolific career. Lindneux’s best known works are the life size portrait of Buffalo Bill at the Buffalo Bill Museum on Lookout Mountain near Denver, Colorado and Trail of Tears on display at the Frank Phillips Woolaroc Museum, in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. The Colorado History Museum houses several of Lindneux’s significant historical works including Sand Creek Massacre. 1
- Christina Smith, “Biography of Robert Lindneux”, robertlindneux.com/about/biogrpahies. Source: Memoir of Robert Lindneux owned by Christina Smith and Robert Lindneux Millard Jr. Mesa, Arizona.