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Cornelius Krieghoff was born in 1815 in the Netherlands, and died in 1872. Canadian painter of the 19th century.
He studied in Europe painting and music cant enroll for the American Army in 1837. He deserted a few years later and crossed the borders of Lower Canada. He left for Paris to take an academic training, then returned to Canada.
Portraitist and landscaper, Krieghoff painted nature and French-Canadian peasants. The native subjects appear in his work from 1848.
In 1854, Krieghoff settled in Quebec City, however he left for Europe in 1863. He died in Chicago in 1872.