I left off yesterday with a wider view of these three paintings by Group of Seven member Lawren Harris. The first is North Shore, Lake Superior, a 1926 painting. Harris had travelled with A.Y. Jackson to the region for the first time in 1921, and it made an impression.
Pic Island, Lake Superior was done in 1924.
Lake Superior, Sketch No. 63 is circa 1926, a quick sketch Harris painted out in the environs. It was typical of the Group to paint these sketches in the field and then over the winters to paint a larger work in their studios.
Another Harris painting is here. Greenland Mountains dates to 1930, a time when he visited the Arctic.
North Shore, Baffin Island II is from that time as well, a 1931 painting by Harris depicting the landscape of the Canadian far north.
I mentioned in yesterday's post how Emily Carr was associated with the group. Some of her paintings are here in the background. Much of her work was focused on the First Nations in the Pacific Northwest, and so it is fitting that some of her work shares space with the dramatic art and craftsmanship of First Nation artists.
Moving on from the circle of the Group of Seven, I came across other works. Pegi Nichol MacLeod painted this oil painting in 1935. It is titled A Descent Of Lilies.
For today I conclude with two paintings by the same artist, Lilias Torrance Newton, set together.
Portrait Of Frances Loring dates to around 1942.
Her self portrait dates to around 1929.