Karl Ferdinand Wilmar used oil paint to create this work of art, The Lost Trail.
November 28, 1862: His birthdate is not known, but the great Frontier artist from St. Louis, Karl Ferdinand Wimar died on this day at only thirty-four years old.
This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.