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Charles Wimar was an American painter who focused on Native Americans and great herds of buffalo. During the mid-19th century, he became one of the most famous American painters. His work is an important part of the history of western art. The subject of his paintings is often a buffalo, but he is not limited to these animals. Some of his works are even more interesting than the buffalo themselves. 

Wimar is best known for his murals of Indians. His parents sent him Indian clothing and utensils when he was a child. This particular painting is titled The Abduction of Daniel Boone's Daughter by Indians. The painting was created in 1776, and Wimar repeated the motif in 1862. In 1854, he moved to St. Louis and worked in Oswald Achenbach's house. His involvement in the social life of the city led him to produce numerous murals of saints and other local figures.

After leaving the United States, Wimar continued to travel and painted scenes of frontier life. In 1847, he worked with the panoramist Leon Pomarede, and went on a trip up the Mississippi with him. After a few years, he reunited with his family and set up a painting studio with Edward Boneau in St. Louis. In 1852, he traveled to Europe to study the art of France and was in Paris studying under the artist Leon Pomerade. In 1855, Wimar emigrated to Germany, but he returned to the U.S. to paint more Indian life scenes. In 1854, he issued a study of the Captive Charger, which he sold to the Art Museum of St. Louis.

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