Kane, Paul

KANE, Paul, artist (b 3 Sept 1810, Cork, Ireland; d 20 Feb 1871, Toronto). The famous "Indian painter" crossed the continent in 1846 and descended the COLUMBIA R to arrive at Fort Vancouver on 8 Dec. It was the first time a professional artist had gathered material along the FUR TRADE routes of the West. In Mar of the following year, Kane embarked on a sketching trip in a canoe with aboriginal guides to FORT VICTORIA on VANCOUVER ISLAND. He arrived on 8 Apr. As well as making sketches at a...

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