It features paintings from five members of the group including Arthur Lismer, J. H MacDonald, A. Jackson, Lawren Harris and Frank Johnston. While they were here of course they ended up meeting with Alberta artists.
Jackson , October Evening , oil on canvas Although it is impossible to reduce the Group of Seven to a single origin, the figure of Tom Thomson looms large. Thomson died under mysterious circumstances three years before the Group formed, but not before introducing several of its future members to Algonquin Park. Jackson, Frederick Varley, Arthur Lismer, and Frank Johnston went on to create wilderness landscape paintings at the provincial park and elsewhere that became symbols of a distinctly Canadian cultural identity. The Group positioned itself as a new school of Canadian painting. As such, its members eventually sought inspiration and subject matter from across the country. Johnston left in and was soon replaced by A.
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Signing up enhances your TCE experience with the ability to save items to your personal reading list, and access the interactive map. The Group of Seven was founded in as an organization of self-proclaimed modern artists. With their bright colours, tactile paint handling, and simple yet dynamic forms, the Group of Seven transfigured the Canadian Shield , the dense, northern boreal forest, and endless lakes, into a transcendent, spiritual force. MacDonald and F. They befriended each other in Toronto between and