Saturday, November 7, 2009

Historical Paddle Paintings - Frederick A. Verner

Found 3 more historical paintings documenting native paddle designs. Frederick A Verner (February 26, 1836 – May 16, 1928) was a prolific painter of Canadian landscape who also portrayed some native groups in his art. All three pieces below have some sort of painted decoration, either on the tip or the recurring chevron theme seen documented in earlier posts.


Ojibway Indian Encampment
by Frederick Arthur Verner, 1873
Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, Ontario



Paddle closeup






Two Indians Paddling through Bullrushes(1893 )
Frederick A. Verner
watercolour over graphite on wove paper
16.7 x 13.9 cm
National Gallery of Canada (no. 16843)



Paddle Closeup





A Misty Morning (1905)
Frederick A. Verner
watercolour over graphite on wove paper
27.1 x 53.7 cm
National Gallery of Canada (no. 165)


Paddle Closeup



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