Timeline

Dies of TB Pittsburgh, PA
On 3rd try, painting admitted; instant sensation Carnegie International Exhibition, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
Becomes 1st self-taught painter to "make it"
John Cain born West Caldor, Scotland
Hereafter separated from family
Name changed to Kane, result of bank clerk's error Akron, OH
Travels doing factory & construction work Pennsylvania, Alabama, Tennessee
Emigrates to US
Marries Maggie Halloran; works painting boxcars Pennsylvania
After death of infant son, begins to drink

Exhibitions

1984
John Kane, Modern America's First Folk Painter, Galerie St. Etienne and other venues New York, NY
1938
Masters of Popular Painting, Museum of Modern Art New York, NY