Definitive Royal Ontario Museum Book on Iconic Canadian Artist Now in Stores


TORONTO.- The latest Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) publication, Paul Kane/the Artist/: Wilderness to Studio beautifully illuminates a jewel of the ROM’s collections, the works of the Irish-born Canadian artist, Paul Kane (1810-1871). The book, published in the bicentennial of the artist’s birth, is written by Kenneth R. Lister, Assistant Curator of Anthropology in the ROM’s Department of World Cultures. Paul Kane/the Artist/ is the perfect gift for students of Canadian history, art historians, connoisseurs of art, anthropologists, those interested in the cultures of Aboriginal peoples and, of course, the many admirers of Kane’s art. The ROM’s anthropology section holds the world’s largest collection of Paul Kane’s art — 100 oil paintings and nearly 400 sketches in graphite and watercolour. This landmark study marks the first time that the ROM’s collection has been published in a single