Paul Kane Wanted for Purchase or Consignment

(1810 - 1871)

Born in County Cork, Ireland, Kane was an Irish-Canadian painter, famous for his paintings of First Nations peoples in the Canadian West and other Native Americans in the Oregon Country. A largely self-educated artist, Kane grew up in Toronto (then known as York) and trained himself by copying European masters on a study trip through Europe. He undertook two voyages through the wild Canadian northwest in 1845 and from 1846 to 1848. The first trip took him from Toronto to Sault Ste. Marie and back.

Having secured the support of the Hudson's Bay Company, he set out on a second, much longer voyage from Toronto across the Rocky Mountains to Fort Vancouver and Fort Victoria in the Columbia District, as the Canadians called the Oregon Country. On both trips Kane sketched and painted Aboriginal peoples and documented their lives. Upon his return to Toronto, he produced more than one hundred oil paintings from these sketches. Kane's work, particularly his field sketches, are still a valuable resource for ethnologists. The oil paintings he completed in his studio are considered a part of the Canadian heritage, although he often embellished them considerably, departing from the accuracy of his field sketches in favour of more dramatic scenes.

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Don Valley, Ontario
Frederick Brigden
oil on canvas (25x34.25 in) 1936
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Untitled- Forest Scene
Emily Carr
oil (24x36 in) 1934
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A Pause on The Jasper Parkway
Robert Genn
Acrylic (16x20.25 in) 2013
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1965 Nude_Quiet Reflection
Leo Mol
conte crayon (13x10.5 inch) 1965
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Wolf
Alfred Joseph Casson
Silkscreen (8.5x10.5 in)
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Magnetawan River
Alfred Joseph Casson
oil on panel (9.25x11.25 in) 1934
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Gypsies 33/60
Sybil Andrews
lino-cut prints (10.75x13.75 in) 1939
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Late Light, Heenan Point, LOTW
Robert Genn
Acrylic on canvas (11x14 in)
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Visiting Friend’s Place at Little Pine Reserve
Allen Sapp
Acrylic on Canvas (18x24 in) 1973
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Untitled (Natives Canoeing the River)
Frederick Arthur Verner
watercolour (15x24 in) 1878
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