Northern Influenced: Tom Thomson
My brain has been crammed with work lately and every night before I go to bed I read a biography about the painter, Tom Thomson. It helps me to escape dwelling about my ridiculous, chock-a-block commute to work, the adjustment of getting use to 'real' work again and urban life in general. For those of you familiar with Tom Thomson's work, you will know that he was obsessed with capturing the Northern spirit on canvas. He lived in Algonquin Park for years - painting trees at different times…
Snow day paintings: Tom Thomson - Two Coats of Paint
Tom Thomson (Canada, 1877-1917) worked as a commercial artist and then a painter and wilderness guide in Northern Ontario. According to the National Gallery of Canada’s website, Thomson sketched mostly in the spring or summer, wintering in Toronto where he worked his sketches up into larger canvases. By late 1915, […]
Art Country Canada Group of Seven TOM THOMSON
Tom Thomson, the brilliant, pioneering Canadian artist for whom the City of Owen Sounds Art Gallery is named, was born near Claremont, Ontario, northeast of Toronto on August 5, 1877, the sixth of ten children born to John Thomson and Margaret Matheson. Two months later, the family moved to their new home, Rose Hill, near Leith, eleven kilometres northeast of Owen Sound. It was in this quiet rolling country side, overlooking the shores of Georgian Bay that Thomson grew up. Thomson was…
Evening, Canoe Lake, 1916 - Tom Thomson - WikiArt.org
‘Evening, Canoe Lake’ was created in 1916 by Tom Thomson in Post-Impressionism style. Find more prominent pieces of landscape at Wikiart.org – best visual art database.
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