For Sale: A Tribute TO THE FIRST CANADIANS: A Collection of Historical Paintings on Indian Life by Paul Kane. 1968. Reproduced from the original paintings, with the kind permission of The Royal Ontario Museum.The six (6) prints include: Winter Travelling In Dog Sleds; Red River Settlement; Two Assiniboine Indians Running
A Buffalo; Fort Edmonton; Encampment on Lake Huron; and, Indian Camp Colville.
All prints in good shape!
Copyright 1968. Made in Canada. Published by Commonweath Advertising Co. Ltd., Clarkson, Ontario. Six Paul Kane Prints. Series 68-425
Paul Kane (September 3, 1810 - February 20, 1871) was an Irish-born 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, Paul 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.
Actual Print Size: 6 1/8" by 9 1/2"
Overall print size w/white border: 8" by 11 1/4"
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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