This selection of sketches, studies, and oil paintings reveals the trajectory of Paul Kane’s career from painter of society portraits to painter of the Aboriginal peoples of Canada, their lands, and customs. The works have been chosen to highlight his technical, aesthetic, and conceptual approaches, including his use of the camera lucida in the field. Many of these works showcase Kane’s intentions as well as issues of modern interpretation.

  • Paul Kane, Freeman Schermerhorn Clench, c. 1834–36

    Freeman Schermerhorn Clench c. 1834–36

  • Paul Kane, Scene in the Northwest, c. 1845–46

    Portrait of John Henry Lefroy c. 1845–46

  • Paul Kane, Kee-akee-ka-saa-ka-wow, 1846

    Kee-akee-ka-saa-ka-wow 1846

  • Paul Kane, The Buffalo Pound, c. 1846–49

    The Buffalo Pound c. 1846–49

  • Paul Kane, Medicine Pipe Stem Dance, 1848

    Medicine Pipe Stem Dance 1848

  • Paul Kane, Flat Head Woman and Child, c. 1849–52

    Flat Head Woman and Child c. 1849–52

  • Paul Kane, The Cackabakah Falls, c. 1849–56

    The Cackabakah Falls c. 1849–56

  • Paul Kane, Fort Edmonton, c. 1849–56

    Fort Edmonton c. 1849–56

  • Paul Kane, Cunnawa-bum, c. 1849–56

    Cunnawa-bum c. 1849–56

  • Paul Kane, The Constant Sky, c. 1849–56

    The Constant Sky c. 1849–56

  • Paul Kane, The Death of Omoxesisixany, 1860

    The Death of Omoxesisixany 1860

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