Kane, Paul


Kane, Paul
(1810-1871)
   Born in Toronto. Received his first training under Drury, the drawing-master at Upper Canada College. Spent the years 1836-1840 in the United States; and then sailed for Europe, where he studied art in Italy and throughout the continent. Returned to Toronto in 1845, and shortly after set out on a tour of the western territories of the Hudson's Bay Company. Visited many of the tribes, from Lake Superior to the Pacific, and brought back with him in 1848 several hundred sketches, from which he painted a series of oil pictures of Indian life and western scenery. Some years after, published a narrative of this journey, illustrated from his own sketches.
   Bib.: Wanderings of an Artist among the Indians of North America. For biog., seeMorgan, Cel. Can.; Cyc. Am. Biog.; MacMurchy, Canadian Literature.

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