Born in Portsea, England on June 10, 1810, George Winter studied miniature painting at the Royal Academy in London before immigrating to the U.S. in 1830. He moved to Indiana in 1837 following further study at the NAD, and this would remain his home for the rest of his life. In 1874 he came to California to settle a relative’s estate and remained for one year. While in San Francisco he established a studio and was active in the art world there during his brief stay. He left behind many paintings, most of which were lost in the earthquake and fire of 1906. One of Indiana’s most important early artists, George Winter died in Lafayette on Feb. 1, 1876. His work includes landscapes, Indian, and historical genre.