Paul Kane Life & Work by Arlene Gehmacher

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.