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Clayton Cannaday

Clayton Cannaday

Artist, Artisan, Scrimshander, Wood Carver, and Craftsman

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As a child, I grew up, as did many others with a romanticized version of those people who helped to build the nation we, as Americans have come to know. While the western expansion of the United States lasted a relatively short period in American history; approximately fifty (50) years; from 1800 to 1850. The faces of the men and women involved have largely been forgotten.

While the popular media (i.e., dime novels, books and film) portrayed, known faces, such as Fess Parker as historical figures like Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett, Clint Walker as Yellowstone Kelly, Robert Redford as John Johnson, Jeff Chandler as Cochise, Chuck Connors as Geronimo, Victor Mature as Crazy Horse, and countless others.

I have the need to demonstrate a more accurate view of those historical figures.

Utilizing a unique style of pointillism-stippling, combined with line art, I create historically researched portraits of those people who contributed to the era. Those who travelled, little known and unknown regions of western expansion of the United States.

Native Americans, pathfinders, mountain men, scouts, the fur traders and trappers that explored, surveyed, mapped and opened, river routes, mountain passes; discovered lakes and landscapes, that would later become our trails, roadways, national parks, and landmark resources.

It should be understood that many [historical figures] early likenesses can only be viewed through the work of artists of that day. If the artist that produced the original rendering was not very accurate neither will any works produced from those rendering; be accurate. This is seen in effect in some of my galleries.

Preserve a memory through the smile or the eyes of a friend or loved one, contact me, I do custom portraits as well.

 

Joseph R. Walker .ca by Clayton Cannaday

 

Young Jim Baker by Clayton Cannaday

 

Jedediah S. Smith by Clayton Cannaday

 

James Bird Jr by Clayton Cannaday

 

Isaac Graham by Clayton Cannaday

 

Donald McKenzie by Clayton Cannaday

 

Moses Black Harris by Clayton Cannaday

 

Benjamin Bonneville by Clayton Cannaday

 

Beaver Dick Leigh by Clayton Cannaday

 

Auguste Chouteau by Clayton Cannaday

 

Antoine Clement by Clayton Cannaday

 

Andrew Sublette by Clayton Cannaday

 

Andrew Drips by Clayton Cannaday

 

Albert Boone by Clayton Cannaday

 

Quanah Parker by Clayton Cannaday

 

Chief Joseph by Clayton Cannaday

 

Chato by Clayton Cannaday

 

American Horse by Clayton Cannaday

 

Youth by Clayton Cannaday

 

Alternate of Stephens's Mom by Clayton Cannaday

 

Stephen's Mom by Clayton Cannaday

 

Luther Yellowstone Kelly by Clayton Cannaday

 

John Liver Eatin Johnson by Clayton Cannaday

 

Joe Meek by Clayton Cannaday

 

Christopr Kit Carson by Clayton Cannaday

 

Jim Bridger by Clayton Cannaday

 

Jim Baker by Clayton Cannaday

 

William Reo Cannaday by Clayton Cannaday

 

Travis by Clayton Cannaday

 

Melinda by Clayton Cannaday

 

Destiny by Clayton Cannaday

 

Clay by Clayton Cannaday

 

Becky by Clayton Cannaday

 

Sorrows by Clayton Cannaday

 

Three Fingers by Clayton Cannaday

 

Reflections by Clayton Cannaday

 

Mother Earth by Clayton Cannaday

 

Helping Hand by Clayton Cannaday

 

Ganerations by Clayton Cannaday

 

White Man Runs Him by Clayton Cannaday

 

Sitting Bull by Clayton Cannaday

 

Medicine Crow by Clayton Cannaday

 

Kicking Bear by Clayton Cannaday

 

He Dog by Clayton Cannaday

 

Gall by Clayton Cannaday

 

Curley by Clayton Cannaday