Tom Thomson was an influential Canadian artist of the early 20th century. He directly influenced a group of Canadian painters that would come to be known as the Group of Seven, and though he died before they formally formed, he is sometimes incorrectly credited as being a member of the group itself. Thomson died under mysterious circumstances at age 39.
When it was too cold to camp out in his tent in Algonquin Park, Thomson often stayed at Mowat Lodge, where workers at the local lumber mill lived. Tom Thomson, “Mowat Lodge (or Fraser’s Lodge),” Art Gallery of Alberta.