I left off yesterday with a view of a series of sculptures yesterday. I wanted to focus on this particular one, The Self Made Man, by Alfred Laliberte, a bronze done in 1926.
Stepping back inside the collection area gives us a view of this dramatic painting by Homer Watson, titled The Flood Gate, painted in 1900-01.
These are Haida works, carvings of the artist Charles Edenshaw.
The next few gallery spaces are dominated by the works of The Group of Seven, the hugely influential Canadian artists who drew their inspiration from the Canadian landscape and wanted to depict not only how it looked, but how it felt, as one of the display panels indicates. The Group formally organized following the First World War, displaying together for years. Some members of the Group came and went, but there were always seven. It would have been eight, had it not been for circumstances. Tom Thomson, their mutual friend, had died of drowning before the Group organized.
This is a Lawren Harris painting from 1914, titled Winter Morning.
Below, we have two paintings. Thomson painted In The Woods at some unknown point before his death. Franklin Carmichael was, with Harris, one of the Founders of the Group, and the lower painting is a field study for a larger work. Study For 'Sumacs' was done in 1915.
Frozen Lake, Early Spring, Algonquin Park is a 1914 painting by A.Y. Jackson, another member of the Group. It hangs close to the two above.