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Paul Kane

 (1810 - 1871)
Paul Kane was active/lived in Ontario / Canada.  Paul Kane is known for Indian genre, portrait and landscape painting.

Self-portrait

Biography   Paul Kane


The following, at the suggestion of Dan McWilliams of Vancouver BC, is from the website: collections.ic.gc.ca/heirloom_series/volume5/266-271.htm

"Paul Kane: Wandering Frontier Artist 1810-1871" by Mel James

When a British army officer recommended Paul Kane to Hudson Bay governor Sir George Simpson, he wrote that Kane "would return from the west with a portfolio of sketches not much inferior to [George] Catlin/s in variety and greatly superior in truth."  Simpson also received a letter from his Hudson Bay agent at Sault Ste. Marie praising Kanes work and assuring him that the artist "was prepared for the hardships of travel in the west."

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Big Snake, Chief of the Blackfoot Indians, Recounting his War Exploits to Five Subordinate Chiefs, oil on canvas, 25.25" x 30", c. 1851-1856
Courtesy of the National Gallery of Canada

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Scene in the Northwest: Portrait of John Henry Lefroy
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Untitled - Portrait of Maungwudaus
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