Paul Kane Life & Work by Arlene Gehmacher

The Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto has the largest collection of works by Paul Kane, but sketches and paintings can be found in public collections from the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa to the Stark Museum in Orange, Texas. Although the works listed below are held by the following institutions, they may not always be on view.

Art Gallery of Ontario

317 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1-877-255-4246 or 416-979-6648

Paul Kane, Indian Encampment on Lake Huron, c. 1845Oil on canvas
48.3 x 73.7 cm
Paul Kane, Scene in the Northwest—Portrait of John Henry Lefroy, c. 1845–46 Oil on canvas
55.5 x 76 cm
Paul Kane, The Buffalo Pound, c. 1846–49Oil on paperboard
21.9 x 35 cm

National Gallery of Canada

380 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Paul Kane, Eliza Clarke Cory Clench, c. 1834–36Oil on canvas
71.5 x 56.3 cm
Paul Kane, Freeman Schermerhorn Clench, c. 1834–36Oil on canvas
71 x 56 cm

Paul Kane, Leonardo da Vinci, c. 1842Oil on wood
20.7 x 16.8 cm
Paul Kane, Assiniboine Hunting Buffalo, c. 1851–56Oil on canvas
46 x 73.7 cm

RiverBrink Art Museum

116 Queenston Street
Queenston, Ontario, Canada

Paul Kane, Portrait of Mrs. Conger of Cobourg, c. 1834Oil on canvas
23.6 x 29 cm
Paul Kane, Self-Portrait, c. 1843–45 Oil on canvas
58 x 62 cm

Royal Ontario Museum

100 Queen’s Park
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Paul Kane, Medicine Pipe Stem Dance, Blackfoot, c. 1849–52Oil on canvas
48.9 x 74.5 cm
Paul Kane, Six Black Feet Chiefs, Blackfoot, c. 1849–55Oil on canvas
65.5 x 78.5 cm
Paul Kane, The Cackabakah Falls, c. 1849–56Oil on canvas
51 x 71 cm
Paul Kane, The Constant Sky, Saulteaux, c. 1849–56 Oil on canvas
63.5 x 76.2 cm
Paul Kane, Cunnawa-bum, Metis (Plains Cree and British ancestry), c. 1849–56Oil on canvas
64.2 x 51.5 cm 
Paul Kane, Flat Head Woman and Child, Caw-wacham, Cowlitz, c. 1849–56Oil on canvas
75.9 x 63.4 cm
Paul Kane, Fort Edmonton, Hudson’s Bay Company; Plains Cree, Assiniboine, c. 1849–56Oil on canvas
43 x 71 cm 
Paul Kane, Half Breeds Travelling, Plains Metis, c. 1849–56Oil on canvas
46.2 x 74.1 cm

Paul Kane, Head Chief of the Assiniboines, (Portrait of Mah-min), Assiniboine, c. 1849–56Oil on canvas
76.3 x 63.9 cm 

Paul Kane, Kee-akee-ka-saa-ka-wow, “The Man That Gives the War Whoop, Head Chief of the Crees,” Plains Cree, c. 1849–56Oil on canvas
75.9 x 63.4 cm

Paul Kane, The Man That Always Rides, Blackfoot, c. 1849–56Oil on canvas
46.3 x 60.9 cm
Paul Kane, Nesperces Indian, Nez Perce, c. 1849–56Oil on canvas
64.2 x 51.2 cm 
Paul Kane, A Prairie on Fire, c. 1849–56Oil on canvas
45.8 x 74 cm
Paul Kane, Running Buffalo, Assiniboine, c. 1849–56Oil on canvas
45.4 x 74.2 cm
Paul Kane, Scalp Dance, Colville, Colville (Interior Salish), c. 1849–56Oil on canvas
47.9 x 73.7 cm
Paul Kane, The Death of Omoxesisixany or Big Snake, 1860Chromolithograph in seventeen colours, embossed and printed on wove paper
37.5 x 46.3 cm

Stark Museum of Art

712 Green Avenue
Orange, Texas, United States

Paul Kane, Culchillum Wearing a Medicine Cap, April–June 1847 Watercolour on paper
12.3 x 11.4 cm
Paul Kane, Lower Falls on the Pelouse River, 1847Watercolour and graphite on paper
14 x 23.5 cm

Paul Kane, François Lucie, A Cree Half-Breed Guide, c. 1847–48 Oil on paper 
27.7 x 22.3 cm

Paul Kane, Medicine Pipe Stem Dance, 1848 Oil on paper
24.8 x 31.1 cm