- Paul Kane
name = Paul Kane
imagesize = 300px
caption = Self-portrait, circa 1845.
birthdate = September 3, 1810
Mallow, County Cork,Ireland
deathdate = death date and age|1871|2|20|1810|9|3
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
nationality = Irish-Canadian
training = Self-educated
works = Assiniboine hunting buffalo, 1851–56,
influenced by = James Bowman,
Frederick Arthur Verner
Paul Kane (September 3, 1810 – February 20, 1871) was an Irish-Canadian painter, famous for his paintings of
First Nationspeoples 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 Mountainsto Fort Vancouverand 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.
Early life and formative years
Kane was born in
Mallow, County Corkfn|1 in Ireland, the fifth child of the eight children of Michael Kane and Frances Loach. His father, a soldier from Preston, Lancashire, England, served in the Royal Horse Artillery until his discharge in 1801. The family then settled in Ireland. Sometime between 1819 and 1822, they emigrated to Upper Canadaand settled in York, which would later, in March 1834, become Toronto. There, Kane's father operated a shop as a spirits and wine merchant.
Not much is known about Kane's youth in York, which at that time was a small settlement of a few thousand people. He went to school at
Upper Canada College, and then received some training in painting by an art teacher named Thomas Drury at the Upper Canada Collegearound 1830. In July 1834, he displayed some of his paintings in the first (and only) exhibition of The Society of Artists and Amateurs in Toronto, gaining a favourable review by a local newspaper, "The Patriot".James, M.: " [http://collections.ic.gc.ca/heirloom_series/volume5/266-271.htm Paul Kane – Wandering Frontier Artist 1810 – 1871] ", in "Wayfarers: Canadian Achievers", Canada Heirloom Series Vol. 5, pp. 266 – 271; Heirloom Publishing Inc., North Mississauga, Ontario, 1996. ISBN 0-9694247-3-6. URL last accessed January 2 2006.]
Kane began a career as a sign and furniture painter at York, moving to
Cobourg, Ontario, in 1834. At Cobourg, he took up a job in the furniture factory of Freeman Schermerhorn Clench, but also painted several portraits of the local personalities, including the sheriff and his employer's wife. In 1836 Kane moved to Detroit, Michigan, where the American artist James Bowman was living. The two had met earlier at York. Bowman had persuaded Kane that studying art in Europewas a necessity for an aspiring painter, and they had planned to travel to Europe together. But Kane had to postpone the trip, as he was short of money to pay for the passage to Europe and Bowman had married shortly before and was not inclined to leave his family. For the next five years, Kane toured the American Midwest, working as an itinerant portrait painter, travelling to New Orleans.
In June 1841, Kane left America, sailing from New Orleans aboard a ship bound for
Marseillesin France, arriving there about three months later. Unable to afford formal art studies at an art schoolor with an established master, he toured Europe for the next two years, visiting art museums wherever he could and studying and copying the works of old masters. Until autumn 1842 he stayed in Italy, before trekking across the Great St. Bernard Pass, moving to Parisand from there on to London. In London he met George Catlin, an American painter who had painted Native Americans on the prairiesand who now was on a promotion tour for his book, "Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs and Conditions of the North American Indians." Catlin lectured at Egyptian Hallat Piccadilly, where he also exhibited some of his paintings. In his book Catlin argued that the culture of the Native Americans was disappearing and should be recorded before passing into oblivion. Kane found the argument compelling and decided to similarly document the Canadian Aboriginal peoples.
Kane returned in early 1843 to Mobile,
Alabama, where he set up a studio and worked as a portrait painter until he had paid back the money borrowed for his voyage to Europe. He returned to Toronto late 1844 or early 1845 and immediately began preparing for a trip to the west.
Travels in the Northwest
Kane set out on his own on June 17 1845, travelling along the northern shores of the
Great Lakes, visiting first the Saugeen reservation.Reid, D.: "A Concise History of Canadian Painting", 2nd ed, pp. 50 – 58. Oxford University Press, 1988; ISBN 0-19-540664-8. (First ed. appeared 1979.)] After weeks of sketching, he reached Sault Ste. Marie between Lake Superiorand Lake Huronin summer 1845. He had intended to travel further west, but John Ballenden, an experienced officer of the Hudson's Bay Companystationed at Sault Ste. Marie, told him of the many difficulties and perils of travelling alone through the western territories and advised Kane to attempt such a feat only with the support of the company. After the Hudson's Bay Company had taken over its competitor, the North West Companyof Montreal, in 1821, the whole territory west of the Great Lakes until the Pacific Oceanand the Oregon Countrywas Hudson's Bay land, a largely uncharted wilderness with about a hundred isolated outposts of the company along the major fur traderoutes. Kane returned to Toronto for the winter, elaborating his field sketches to oil canvases, and in spring of the next year, he went to the headquarters of the Hudson's Bay Company at Lachine (today part of Montreal) and asked company governor George Simpson for support for his travel plans. Simpson was impressed by Kane's artistic ability, but at the same time worried that Kane might not have the stamina needed to travel with the fur brigades of the company. He granted Kane passage on company canoes only as far as Lake Winnipeg, with the promise of full passage if the artist did well until then. At the same time, he commissioned Kane to do paintings of Indian lifestyle for him, with some very detailed instructions as to the subjects.
On May 9 1846, Kane departed by
steamboatfrom Toronto with the intent to join a canoe brigade from Lachine at Sault Ste. Marie. After an overnight stop, he missed the boat, which had left in the morning earlier than advertised, and he had to race after it by canoe. Arriving at the Sault, he learned that the canoe brigade had already left, so he sailed aboard a freight schoonerto Fort William on Thunder Bay. He finally caught up with the canoes about convert|35|mi|km beyond Fort William on the Kaministiquia Riveron May 24.
By June 4 Kane reached
Fort Frances, where a pass from Simpson for travelling further was awaiting him. His next stop was the Red River Settlement(near modern-day Winnipeg). There, he embarked on a three-week excursion by horse, joining a large Métishunting band that went buffalo hunting in Siouxlands in Dakota. On June 26 Kane witnessed and participated in one of the last great buffalo hunts that within a few decades decimated the animals to near-extinction. Upon his return he continued by canoe and sailing boats by way of Norway House, Grand Rapids, and The Pasup the Saskatchewan Riverto Fort Carlton. For variety, he continued from there on horseback to Fort Edmonton, witnessing a Creebuffalo pound huntalong the way.
On October 6 1846, Kane left Edmonton for
Fort Assiniboine, where he again embarked with a canoe brigade up the Athabasca Riverto Jasper's House, arriving on November 3. Here he joined a large horse troop bound west, but the party soon had to send the horses back to Jasper's House and continue on snowshoes, taking only the essentials with them, because Athabasca Passwas already too deeply snowed in that late in the year. They crossed the pass on November 12 and three days later joined a canoe brigade that had been waiting to take them down the Columbia River.
In the Oregon country
Finally, Kane arrived on December 8 1846, at
Fort Vancouver, the main trading post and headquarter of the Hudson's Bay Company in the Oregon Territory. He stayed there over winter, sketching among and studying the Chinookanand other tribes in the vicinity and making several excursions, including a longer one of three weeks through the Willamette Valley. He enjoyed the social life at Fort Vancouver, which at that time was being visited by the British ship "Modeste", and became friends with Peter Skene Ogden.
On March 25 1847,Harper, J. R.: " [http://www.biographi.ca/009004-119.01-e.php?&id_nbr=5069 Paul Kane] ". Dictionary of Canadian Biography, University of Toronto Press; Toronto, 1971. URL last accessed
2007-08-06.] Kane set out by canoe to Fort Victoria, which had been founded shortly before to become the new company headquarter, as the operations at Fort Vancouver were to be wound down and relocated following the conclusion of the Oregon Treatyof 1846, which fixed the continental border between Canada and the United Stateswest of the Rocky Mountainsat the 49th parallel north. Kane went up the Cowlitz Riverand stayed for a week among the tribes living there in the vicinity of Mount Saint Helensbefore continuing on horseback to Nisqually(today Tacoma) and then by canoe again to Fort Victoria. He stayed for two months in that area, travelling and sketching among the Native Americans on Vancouver Islandand around the Juan de Fuca Straitand the Strait of Georgia. He returned to Fort Vancouver in mid-June, from where he departed to return back east on July 1 1847.
Crossing the Rockies again
By mid-July Kane had reached Fort Walla Wallafn|2, where he made a minor detour to visit the Whitman Mission that a few months later would be the site of the
Whitman massacre. He went with Marcus Whitmanto visit the Cayuseliving in the area and even drew a portrait of Tomahas(Kane gives the name as "To-ma-kus"), the man who would later be named as Whitman's murderer. According to Kane's travel report, the relations between the Cayuse and the settlers at the mission were already strained by the time of his visit in July.
Kane continued with one guide by horseback through the Grande Coulée to
Fort Colville, where he stayed for six weeks, sketching and painting the natives who had set up a fishing camp below Kettle Fallsat this time of the Salmon run. On September 22 1847, Kane assumed command of a canoe brigade up the Columbia river and arrived on October 10 at Boat Encampmentfn|3. There, the party had to wait for three weeks until a badly delayed horse trek from Jasper arrived. Then they switched, the horse team taking over the canoes and going down the Columbia river again and Kane's group loading their cargo on the horses and taking them back over Athabasca Pass. They managed to bring all 56 horses safe and without loss to Jasper's House despite the heavy snow and intense cold. As the canoes that should have been awaiting them had already left, they were forced to set out on snowshoes and with a dog sled to Fort Assiniboine, where they arrived after much hardship and without food two weeks later. After a few days' rest, they continued to Fort Edmonton, where they spent the winter.
Kane passed the time at the fort with Buffalo hunting and also sketched among the Cree living in the vicinity. In January he undertook an excursion to
Fort Pitt, some convert|200|mi|km down the Saskatchewan River, and then returned to Edmonton. In April he visited Rocky Mountain House, where he wanted to meet Blackfoot. When these did not turn up, he returned to Edmonton.
Going back east
On May 25 1848, Kane left Fort Edmonton, travelling with a large party of 23 boats and 130 people bound for
York Factory, led by John Edward Harriott. On June 1 they met with a large war party of some 1,500 warriors of Blackfootand other tribes who were planning a raid against the Cree and Assiniboine. On that occasion Kane met the Blackfoot chief Big Snake ( Omoxesisixany). The canoe brigade stayed as briefly as possible and then continued hastily down the river. On June 18 they arrived at Norway House, where Kane stayed for a month, waiting for the annual meeting of the chief factors of the Hudson's Bay Company and the arrival of the party with which he was bound to travel further. On July 24 he departed with the party of one Major McKenzie; they travelled along the eastern shore of Lake Winnipeg to Fort Alexander. From there on Kane followed the same route he had taken two years earlier going west: by the Lake of the Woods, Fort Frances, and Rainy Lake, he travelled by canoe to Fort William and then along the northern shore of Lake Superioruntil he reached Sault Ste. Marie on October 1 1848. From there he returned by steamboat to Toronto, where he landed on October 13. He noted in his book on this last leg of his journey: "the greatest hardship that I had to endure [now] was the difficulty in trying to sleep in a civilized bed".
Life in Toronto
Kane now permanently settled in Toronto; he went west only once more when he was hired by a British party in 1849 as a guide and interpreter, but they only went as far as the
Red River Settlement. An exhibition of 240 of his sketches in November 1848 in Toronto met with great success, and a second exhibition in September 1852 showing eight oil canvases was also received favourably. Royal Ontario Museum: [http://www.rom.on.ca/kane/pages/biography.html "Paul Kane: Land Study, Studio View] Dead link|date=October 2008". Online exhibition; last accessed December 20 2005. (Link appears defunct since January 1 2006; it's still accessible of sorts through the Wayback Machine: [http://web.archive.org/web/20050205202604/http://www.rom.on.ca/kane/pages/biography.html Introduction] , [http://web.archive.org/web/20050311214737/www.rom.on.ca/kane/pages/western.html Journey 1845-1848] , [http://web.archive.org/web/20050311214808/http://www.rom.on.ca/kane/pages/1848.html 1848 exhibit] with Newspaper reactions, [http://web.archive.org/web/20050311111731/http://www.rom.on.ca/kane/pages/1852.html 1852 exhibition] with contemporary reviews, [http://web.archive.org/web/20050311215006/http://www.rom.on.ca/kane/pages/collection.html Collection of artefacts] and the "Death of Big Snake" painting.)] George William Allantook note of the artist and became his most important patron, commissioning one hundred oil paintings for the price of C$20,000 in 1852, which effectively enabled Kane to live a life as a professional artist. Kane also succeeded in 1851 to convince the Canadian Parliamentto commission twelve paintings for the sum of GBP500, which he delivered in late 1856.
In 1853, Kane married Harriet Clench (1823–92), the daughter of his former employer at Cobourg. David Wilson, a contemporary historian of the
University of Toronto, reported that she was a skilled painter and writer herself. They had four children, two sons and two daughters.
Until 1857, Kane fulfilled his commissions: more than 120 oil canvases for Allan, the Parliament, and Simpson. His works were shown at the World's Fair at Paris in 1855, where they were reviewed very positively, and some of them were even sent to
Buckingham Palacein 1858 for consideration by the Queen. By that time Kane had also prepared a manuscript derived from his travel notes and sent to a publishing house in London for publication. When he did not hear back from them, he travelled to London himself, and with the support of Simpson got the book published the next year. It had the title "Wanderings of an Artist among the Indians of North America from Canada to Vancouver's Island and Oregon through the Hudson's Bay Company's Territory and Back Again" and was originally published by Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans & Roberts in London in 1859, beautifully illustrated with many lithographies of his own sketches and paintings. Kane had dedicated the book to Allan, which upset Simpson considerably such that he broke off his relations with Kane. The book was an immediate success and had appeared by 1863 in French, Danish, and German editions.
Kane's eyesight was failing rapidly in the 1860s and forced him to abandon painting altogether.
Frederick Arthur Verner, who had been inspired by Kane and himself an artist of "western" scenes, became an acquaintance and friend. Verner did three portraits of the ageing Paul Kane, one of which is today also at the Royal Ontario Museum. Kane died unexpectedly one winter morning in his home, just having gotten back from his daily walk. He is buried at the St. James Cemetery in Toronto.
The bulk of Kane's oeuvre are the more than 700 sketches he made during his two voyages to the west and the more than one hundred oil canvases he later elaborated from them in his studio in Toronto. Of his early portraits done at York or Cobourg before his travels, Harper writes, " [they] are primitive in approach but have a direct appeal and a warm colouring that make them attractive". The rest are an unknown number of paintings from his time as an itinerant portraitist in the
United States, plus a number of copies of classic paintings he did while in Europe.
Kane's fame rests in his depictions of Native American life. His field sketches were done in pencil, watercolour, or oil on paper. He also brought back from his trips a collection of various artefacts such as masks, pipe stems, and other handicrafts. Together, these formed the basis for his later studio work. He drew on this pool of impressions for his large oil canvases, in which he typically combined or reinterpreted them to create new compositions. The field sketches are a valuable resource for ethnologists, but the oil paintings, while still truthful in the individual details of Native American lifestyle, are often unfaithful to geographic, historic, or ethnographic settings in their overall compositions.
One well-known example of this process is Kane's painting "Flathead woman and child", in which he combined a sketch of a
Chinookanbaby having its head flattened by being strapped to a cradle boardwith a later field portrait of a Cowlitz woman living in a different region. Another example of how Kane elaborated his sketches can be seen in his painting "Indian encampment on Lake Huron", which is based on a sketch taken in summer 1845 during his first trip to Sault Ste. Marie. The painting has a distinct romantic flair accentuated by the lighting and the dramatic clouds, while the scene of the camp life depicted is reminiscent of a European idealized rural peasant scene.
Indeed, Kane often created completely fictitious scenes from several sketches for his oil paintings. His oil canvas of "Mount St. Helens erupting" shows a major and dramatic volcanic eruption, but from his travel diary and the field sketches he made, it is evident that the mountain had only been smoking gently at the time of Kane's visit. (It had, however, erupted three years earlier.) In other paintings he combined river sketches taken at different times and places into one painting, creating an artificial landscape that does not exist in reality. His painting of "The Death of Big Snake" shows an entirely imaginary scene: the
Blackfootchief Omoxesisixany died only in 1858, more than two years after the painting was completed.
His models were the classic European paintings, but Kane also had plain economic reasons for composing his oil paintings in the more mannered style of the European art tradition. He wanted and had to sell his paintings to make a living, and he knew his clientele well enough: his patrons were unlikely to decorate their homes with unadorned copies in oil of his field sketches; they demanded something more presentable and closer to the generally Eurocentric expectations of the time.Eaton, D.; Urbanek, S.: "Paul Kane's Great Nor-West", University of British Columbia Press; Vancouver, 1995. ISBN 0-7748-0538-2.]
Kane's embellishment is evident in his painting "Assiniboine hunting buffalo", one of the twelve done for the parliament. The painting has been criticized for its horses, which look more like Arabians than any Indian breed. The composition has even been found to be a based on an 1816 engraving from Italy showing two Romans hunting a bull. Already in 1877,
Nicholas Flood Davincommented on this discrepancy, stating that "the Indian horses are Greek horses, the hills have much of the colour and form of those of [...] the early European landscape painters, ..." And Lawrence J. Burpeeadded in his introduction to the 1925 reprint of Kane's travel book that the sketches were "truer interpretations of the wild western life" and had "in some respects a higher value as art".Garvin, J. W. (ed): "Wanderings of an Artist: Among the Indians of North America", The Radisson Society of Canada Ltd, Toronto, 1925. A republication of Kane's 1859 original with a foreword by John W. Garvinand an introduction by Lawrence J. Burpee. Reprinted by Dover Publications, Mineola, New York, 1996; ISBN 0-486-29031-X.] Twentieth century and later art theory is less judging than Burpee but agrees insofar as Kane's field sketches are generally considered more accurate and authentic. "Kane was the recorder in the field and the artist in the studio", write Davis and Thacker.Davis, A.; Thacker, R.: "Pictures and Prose: Romantic Sensibility and the Great Plains in Catlin, Kane, and Miller"; Great Plains Quarterly 6(1), 1986; pp. 3 – 20.]
Kane is generally considered a classic and one of the most important Canadian painters. The eleven surviving paintings done for the parliamentfn|4 were transferred in 1955 to the
National Gallery of Canada. The large Allan collection was bought by Edmund Boyd Osler in 1903 and donated to the Royal Ontario Museumin Toronto in 1912. A collection of 229 sketches was sold by Kane's grandson Paul Kane III for about US$100,000 to the Stark Museum of Artin Orange, Texas, in 1957.MacLaren, I. S.: " [http://www.24hourscholar.com/p/articles/mi_qa3683/is_199707/ai_n8768319 Paul Kane goes South: The sale of the family's collection of field sketches] Dead link|date=October 2008", Journal of Canadian Studies, Summer 1997.]
A rare painting of his showing British surveyor
John Henry Lefroy, which had been in possession of the Lefroy family in England, garnered a record price at an auction at Sotheby'sin Toronto on February 25 2002, when Canadian billionaire Kenneth ThomsonCTV: " [http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/1026525054058_144 Thomson family buyer of $117-million painting] ", July 13 2002; with a mention of the Paul Kane painting at the bottom. URL last accessed January 5 2006.] won the bid at C$5,062,500 including the buyer's premium (US$3,172,567.50 at the time). [http://maineantiquedigest.com/articles_archive/articles/may02/kane0502.htm "Maine Antique Digest", May 2002] . URL last accessed December 13 2005.] Thomson subsequently donated the painting as part of his Thomson Collection to the Art Gallery of Ontario. The Glenbow Museumin Calgaryhas a copy of this painting that is thought to have been done by Kane's wife Harriet Clench.Stofmann, J.: " [http://www.lochgallery.com/content/view/59/50/ A rare painting by Paul Kane sets a new record for Canadian Art] ", Toronto Star, February 26, 2002; p. A.03. URL last accessed December 20 2005.] Another auction at Sotheby's on November 22 2004, for Kane's oil painting "Encampment, Winnipeg River" (after the field sketch shown above) failed when bidding stopped at C$1.7 million, less than the expected sale price of C$2–2.5 million.CTV: " [http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/print/CTVNews/1101145141703_96554341/?hub=Canada&subhub=PrintStory Bidding stalls at $1.7M for Paul Kane painting] ", CTV News, November 22 2004. URL last accessed January 4 2006.]
Kane's travel report, published originally in London in 1859, was a great success already in its time and has been reprinted several times in the twentieth century. In 1986 Dawkins criticized Kane's work based mainly on this travel account, but also on the "European" nature of his oil paintings, as showing the imperialistic or even racist tendencies of the artist.Dawkins, H.: " [http://www.english.uiuc.edu/maps/poets/a_f/alexie/kane.htm Paul Kane and the Eye of Power: Racism in Canadian Art] ", Vanguard 15(4); September 1986. Last accessed
December 13 2005.] This view remains rather singular among art historians. Kane's travel diary, which formed the basis for the 1859 book, does not contain any pejorative judgements. MacLaren reported that Kane's travel notes were written in a style very different from the published text, such that it must be considered highly likely that the book was heavily edited by others or even ghostwritten to turn Kane's notes into a Victorian travel account, and that it was thus difficult at best to ascribe any perceived racism to the artist himself.MacLaren, I. S.: "Creating Travel Literature: The Case of Paul Kane", Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada 27, 1988; pp. 80 – 95.]
Legacy and influence
As one of the first Canadian painters who could earn a living from his artwork alone, Kane prepared the ground for many later artists. His travels inspired others to similar journeys, and a very direct artistic influence is evident in the case of F. A. Verner, whose mentor Kane became in his later years. According to Harper, the early Lucius O'Brien was also influenced by Kane's work. Kane's 1848 exhibition of his sketches, which included 155 watercolour and 85 oil on paper paintings, helped establish the genre in the minds of the public and cleared the way for artists like William Cresswell or
Daniel Fowler, who both were able to make a living from their watercolour paintings.
Both his 1848 exhibition of the sketches and the later 1852 show of some of his oil paintings were great success and lauded by several newspapers. Kane was the most prominent painter in Upper Canada in his time. He frequently entered his paintings at art exhibitions and won numerous prizes for his works. He dominated the scene throughout the 1850s, even to the point where an art jury all but presented their excuses when they did "not" award him the prize in the category for historical paintings at the annual exhibition of the Upper Canada Agricultural Society in 1852. (Kane won that prize consecutively in all years until 1859, though.)Harper, J. R.: " [http://collections.ic.gc.ca/bulletin/num1/harper2.html A Study of Art at the Upper Canada Provincial Exhibitions: Ontario Painters 1846-1867] ", National Gallery of Canada Bulletin 1, 1963. URL last accessed
January 6 2005.]
Kane was one of the first, if not "the" first,
touristto travel across the Canadian west and the Pacific north-west. Through his sketches and paintings, and later also his book, the public at large in Upper and Lower Canadafor the first time caught a glimpse of the peoples and their lifestyles in this vast and barely known territory. Kane had set out with a sincere desire to accurately portray his experiences—the landscape, the people, their tools. Yet it was primarily his embellished studio work that gained public appeal and made him famous. His idealized oil paintings and the similarly transformed travel notes that became his book were both a factor in the establishment and spreading of the perception of the North American indigenous people as Noble savages, contrary to what the artist had intended.Bessai, J.: " [http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=ArchivedFeatures&Params=A2147 Paul Kane: Artist and Adventurer] ", Feature from the Canadian Encyclopedia. URL last accessed January 3 2006.] The more truthful field sketches were "rediscovered" and valued by a wider audience only in the twentieth century.
In 1937 Kane was declared a National Historic Person, and a plaque to commemorate him was dedicated in Rocky Mountain House in 1952. [Parks Canada: " [http://www.pc.gc.ca/apps/lhn-nhs/det_E.asp?oqSID=1489&oqeName=Kane%2C+Paul&oqfName=Kane%2C+Paul Directory of Designations of National Historic Significance of Canada: Paul Kane National Historic Person] ". URL last accessed
Footnotesfnb|1 Kane's birthplace is proven by a prayer book from Mallow that was in possession of the family and that originally had been presented to a sister of Paul Kane in 1816. The parish register of Mallow has entries for the Kane family, including Paul, with the last name spelled as "Keane". When this prayer book turned up in 1916, it caused quite some astonishment because until then, Paul had been believed to have been a native Torontonian.Robinson, C. B.: [http://www.historyoftoronto.ca/history/bios/torIJKL.html Kane's biography] from " [http://www.historyoftoronto.ca/history/bios/index.html A History of Toronto and County of York] "; Toronto 1885. URL last accessed
December 13 2005.]
fnb|2 This Fort Walla Walla was founded by the North West Company in 1818 as
Fort Nez Percéat the mouth of the Walla Walla River, where it meets the Columbia river on the area of today's Wallula, Washington. It is unrelated to Fort Walla Walla, located at Walla Walla, Washington.Topinka, Lyn: " [http://englishriverwebsite.com/LewisClarkColumbiaRiver/Regions/Places/wallula.html Wallula, Washington] Dead link|date=October 2008", English River Website, 2005. URL last accessed December 19 2005.]
fnb|3 The site of Boat Encampment is inundated since the construction of
Mica Damwith the ensuing flooding of Wood Riverand Kinbasket Lake.N.N.: " [http://www.ourheritage.net/index_page_stuff/Following_Trails/Kane/Kane_boat_encampment.html Paul Kane Timeline: Boat Encampment] ", "Our Heritage" web site. URL last accessed January 2 2006.]
fnb|4 One painting was lost in the fire on Parliament Hill of 1916.
ourcesThe main sources used for this article are Eaton/Urbanek, the Garvin reprint of Kane's travel journal, and Harper's entry for Kane in the Dictionary of Canadian Biography.
*Bosley, A.: " [http://www.paulkane.ca/demo/citizen_story.html A Brush with Reality] Dead link|date=October 2008", Ottawa Citizen;
April 21 2002.
*Harper, J. R. (ed.): "Paul Kane's Frontier", University of Texas Press, Austin, TX; 1971. ISBN 0-292-70110-1.
*MacLaren, I. S. :"I came to rite thare portraits": Paul Kane's Journal of His Western Travels, 1846-1848", American Art Journal 21(2), 1989.
*" [http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0004224 Paul Kane] " at the Canadian Encyclopedia.
*" [http://www.paulkane.ca/main/docum.html Visions from the Wilderness: The Art of Paul Kane] ", online documentary produced by CineFocus Canada.
*" [http://www.paulkane.ca/ Paul Kane Interactive] ", by CineFocus Canada.
* [http://www.starkmuseum.org/ArtPages/camping_prarie.htm Sketches of Paul Kane] Dead link|date=October 2008 at the
Stark Museum of Art.
* [http://cybermuse.gallery.ca/cybermuse/search/artist_work_e.jsp?iartistid=2827 Gallery of Paul Kane's works] at Cybermuse, the online presentation of the
National Gallery of Canada.
* [http://www.canadianheritage.org/reproductions/20132.htm Another photograph of Paul Kane] , undated. Library and Archives of Canada, reproduction number C-000261.
* [http://data4.collectionscanada.ca/netacgi/nph-brs?s1=paul+kane&l=50&Sect1=IMAGE&Sect2=THESOFF&Sect4=THESOFF&Sect5=FOTOPEN&Sect6=HITOFF&d=FOTO&p=1&u=http://www.collectionscanada.ca/archivianet/02011502_e.html&r=1&f=G A photograph of Kane's wife] , Harriet Clench.
*" [http://188.8.131.52/MuseumWebSite/exhibit_display2.php?sid1=2 On the Threshold of a Dream: Paul Kane’s 1845 Journey to Saugeen] ", temporary exhibition at the
Bruce CountyMuseum; opened November 25 2005.
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DATE OF BIRTH=September 3, 1810
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Mallow, County Cork, Ireland
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Paul Kane — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Autorretrato de Paul Kane Paul Kane (3 de septiembre de 1810 – 20 de febrero de 1871) fue un pintor irlandés canadiense. Quizás el más famoso de quienes crearon pinturas de las First Nations (indígenas canadienses) … Wikipedia Español
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Paul Kane (disambiguation) — Paul Kane (1810–1871) was an Irish Canadian painter.Paul Kane is also the name of:*Paul Kane (writer) (born 1973), British science fiction writer *Paul Kane (footballer) (born 1965), Scottish footballer *Paul Kane is a former stage name of Paul… … Wikipedia
Paul Kane (writer) — Paul Kane (1973 ) was born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England He began his professional writing career in 1996, providing articles and reviews for news stand publications, and started producing dark fantasy and science fiction stories in 1998.… … Wikipedia
Paul Kane (footballer) — Football player infobox playername = Paul Kane fullname = nickname = dateofbirth = birth date and age|1965|6|20 cityofbirth = Edinburgh countryofbirth = Scotland height = 5 ft 9 in currentclub = position = Midfielder (retired) youthyears = 1982… … Wikipedia
Kane — bezeichnet: Kāne (Mann), den höchsten hawaiischen Gott Kane (Band), eine niederländische Rockband Kane (Wrestler) (Glen Thomas Jacobs; * 1967), US amerikanischer Wrestler Christian Kane, eine amerikanische Band Kane ist der Name folgender antiker … Deutsch Wikipedia
Paul Frederic Simon — Paul Simon im Jahr 2007 Paul Frederic Simon (* 13. Oktober 1941 in Newark, New Jersey) ist ein US amerikanischer Musiker und Schauspieler. Zusammen mit seinem Freund Arthur Garfunkel, den er im Frühsommer 1953 bei den Proben zu dem Schauspiel… … Deutsch Wikipedia
Paul Simon — im Jahr 2007 Paul Frederic Simon (* 13. Oktober 1941 in Newark, New Jersey) ist ein US amerikanischer Musiker und Schauspieler. Zusammen mit seinem Freund Arthur Garfunkel, den er im Frühsommer 1953 bei den Proben zu dem Schausp … Deutsch Wikipedia
Kane — Pour les articles homophones, voir Cain, Ken et Khên. Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Kane peut se référer à : Sommaire … Wikipédia en Français