Paul Kane
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"Paul Kane" was an Irish-born Canadian painter, famous for his paintings of First Nations peoples in the Canadian West and other Native Americans in the Oregon Country.

A largely Autodidacticism/self-educated artist, Paul Kane grew up in Toronto (then known as York, Upper Canada/York) and trained himself by copying European masters on a study trip through Europe. He undertook two voyages through the wild Canadian northwest in 1845 and from 1846 to 1848. The first trip took him from Toronto to Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario/Sault Ste. Marie and back. Having secured the support of the Hudson's Bay Company, he set out on a second, much longer voyage from Toronto across the Rocky Mountains to Fort Vancouver and Fort Victoria (British Columbia)/Fort Victoria in the Columbia District, as the Canadians called the Oregon Country.

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