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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.

 

John McLoughlin by Clayton Cannaday

 

Richard Beaver Dick Liegh by Clayton Cannaday

 

Gabriel Franchere by Clayton Cannaday

 

Pierre Chouteau Jr by Clayton Cannaday

 

James Kipp by Clayton Cannaday

 

Thomas PegLeg Smith by Clayton Cannaday

 

Ceran St Vrain by Clayton Cannaday

 

Finan McDonald by Clayton Cannaday

 

Manuel Lisa by Clayton Cannaday

 

James Clyman by Clayton Cannaday

 

George Nidever by Clayton Cannaday

 

Wilson Price Hunt by Clayton Cannaday

 

Thomas Eddie by Clayton Cannaday

 

Peter Skene Ogden by Clayton Cannaday

 

Russell Means by Clayton Cannaday

 

White Dog Blood by Clayton Cannaday

 

Two Hachet by Clayton Cannaday

 

Short Bull by Clayton Cannaday

 

Satanta White Bear by Clayton Cannaday

 

Red Shirt by Clayton Cannaday

 

Red Cloud by Clayton Cannaday

 

Princess Angeline by Clayton Cannaday

 

Plenty Coups by Clayton Cannaday

 

Particular Time of Day by Clayton Cannaday

 

Low Dog by Clayton Cannaday

 

LoneWolf by Clayton Cannaday

 

KickingBird by Clayton Cannaday

 

Goose by Clayton Cannaday

 

Geronimo by Clayton Cannaday

 

CryOfTheWildGoose by Clayton Cannaday

 

Joseph by Clayton Cannaday

 

Chato by Clayton Cannaday

 

American Horse by Clayton Cannaday

 

JeanPierreChouteau by Clayton Cannaday

 

Meriwether Lewis by Clayton Cannaday

 

Sir William Drummond Stewert by Clayton Cannaday

 

Sir Alexander MacKenzie by Clayton Cannaday

 

Simon Plamondon by Clayton Cannaday

 

Dr. Robert Newell by Clayton Cannaday

 

Robert Campbell by Clayton Cannaday

 

Louis Vasquez by Clayton Cannaday

 

Kenneth McKenzie by Clayton Cannaday

 

Joseph Gale by Clayton Cannaday

 

John Robertson by Clayton Cannaday

 

John McLoughlin by Clayton Cannaday

 

John Jacob Astor by Clayton Cannaday

 

John C. Fremont by Clayton Cannaday

 

Joe R. Walker painting by Clayton Cannaday