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Status: In Stock Available | Condition: New | Edition:Limited Edition Canvas | Edition Size: Limited Edition Of 35 | Dim:24 inches wide by 18 inches tall | John Buxton| Item #: BU00033

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Making Smoke: Building Trade and Trust

NOTES: Early Eastern fur trade was beneficial to both Native American and European powers. Many people of the various Algonquin and Iroquois Nations brought their furs to exchange for blankets, cooking pots, knives, axes, guns and powder, cloth, metal trinkets and other trade goods. The Europeans established large trade centers along rivers and the Great Lakes where the Indians could bring vast quantities of deer, beaver, fox and other animal hides to swap and bargain for those beneficial goods held by the Dutch and later, the English and French.

However, there were numerous less formal trades and trade sites where one or more local Indians might agree to parley a favorable exchange with an independent trader. John Buxton has chosen to show this exchange. Several Natives have come by canoe with a few good furs and the French trader has laid out some of his goods. There is a hint, judging from two French artillery men standing in the background, that perhaps this scene may not be very far from a French fort or trading post.

Things appear to have gone well. The Frenchman has accepted an offer to “pass the pipe” among the friendly negotiators. They have, in turn, accepted him as dealing with them fairly and this making of smoke is their way of acknowledgement. Both parties are expressing an interest in many future exchanges.

Making Smoke Building Trade and Trust  Canvas by John Buxton  is signed by the artist and comes with a certificate of authenticity.

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John Buxton bio

"John Buxton was born in the small southern town of Oxford, North Carolina. He excelled at art from childhood. After two years of general college in his home state, he earned his art degree from the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles, California. He was a successful illustrator for 31 years, working in Detroit, Cleveland and Pittsburgh. During this time, he illustrated two books for the National Geographic Society and developed a fascination with documentation and truth in art. In 1994 he left illustration and began painting subjects more personal to his interests. Buxton soon began exhibiting his painting, placing two works in the Birds in Art show at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum. Northlight Books later reproduced these two paintings in The Best of Wildlife Art 2 by Rachel Rubin World. He entered, and placed in the Top 100 in the Arts For The Parks competition. The Society of Animal Artists elected him to membership and invited him to show in their national exhibitions. He exhibited with the American Academy of Equine Artists before settling into his true niche: Historical Art. Buxton s historical images of the 18th century often depict scenes from the birth of our nation, allowing the viewer to witness momentous events or experiences from everyday life of the frontier. Many historical sites display Buxton s extensively researched works and several documentary films have been aired that featured his paintings. Buxton s paintings are available as a CD Teaching Aid for educators wishing to give students a more intimate view of America s historical heritage, effectively making history come alive. His original paintings and commissioned works are in great demand. Buxton exhibits his original art at Settlers West Galleries in Arizona, Gallery One of Ohio and Lord Nelson s Gallery in Gettysburg. Buxton has shown his artwork at the Gilcrease Museum and his largest painting; a life-size standing portrait of Abraham Lincoln hangs in a place of honor at the National Civil War Museum.