American Paintings: Assiniboine Hunting Buffalo by Paul Kane

Paul Kane, Assiniboine Hunting Buffalo, ca., 1851-1856 (oil on canvas). Known primarily for his images of the western landscape and of the customs and visages of different Aboriginal peoples, Paul Kane made one of the most extensive pictorial records of the 19th century Northwest. He traveled from Fort William (Thunder Bay) to Fort Vancouver on the Pacific coast at a time when the fur trade was beginning to decline. In graphite, watercolour and oil on paper, Kane produced more than 700 sketches as well as journal descriptions. One hundred large-scale oil on canvas paintings depicting scenes of native life in North America were produced based on his field work.

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