Saturday, September 12, 2020

The Group Of Seven

Arthur Lismer was another member of the Group of Seven. This vibrant work is A September Gale, Georgian Bay, done in 1921.

Here we have another Lawren Harris painting, Beaver Pond, from 1921, based on a pond in Algoma. Harris and A.Y. Jackson had an interest in how beavers influenced their landscape.

Pine Island, Georgian Bay is the title of this Tom Thomson work, done over the space of two years, 1914-16.

And for today we finish with one of Thomson's best known paintings, The Jack Pine, done in 1916-17, depicting a view in Algonquin Park. 


  1. I'm becoming more and more of a fan of the group of seven's work as I see more of their work.

  2. Enigmatically and instantly recognizably Canadian! 🇨🇦

  3. Hello,
    These are all lovely paintings. Thanks for sharing your visit.
    Take care, enjoy your day. Happy weekend!

  4. Lovely paintings at the exhibition. Have a great weekend.

  5. @John: they were a gift.

    @Lady Fi: they are.

    @David: true!

    @Eileen: thanks!

    @Nancy: thank you.

    @Marie: it is.

  6. ...I find interesting how groups of artist formed group throughout history.

  7. There are many Group of Seven paintings at the McMichael Gallery in Kleinberg. I usually manage to get there at least twice a year, but sadly, due to Covid, have not been there in 2020.

  8. They certainly are part of our Canadian heritage.

  9. I can always enjoy these photos .

  10. I can't pick a favorite, I like them all.

  11. I love the Group of Seven's work, which I was first introduced to by my Canadian sister-in-law.

  12. Thomson's painting does has an Asian art vibe. Beautiful artwork. I downloaded a copy of The Jack Pine from for my screen background. Thank you!

  13. @Tom: that is quite true.

    @Sharon: that they are.

    @Shammickite: it's been years since I've been to that gallery.

    @Magiceye: that they are.

    @Catarina: he was amazing.

    @RedPat: they are.

    @Marleen: as do I.

    @Red: me too.

    @Bill: thanks!

    @Francisco: thank you.

    @Rosemary: they have quite a following.

    @Maywyn: I remember one seeing the Jack Pine alongside the West Wind, another Thomson painting that usually resides in the Art Gallery of Ontario. It made quite an impression seeing those two masterpieces together.

  14. You can almost feel the wind blowing it that first painting.

  15. Excellent choices for us to peruse William, merci beaucoup ✨

  16. I like the Jack Pine.
    What a talented group!

  17. I'm a fan of trees so I like all of these.

  18. I wish I could do skies like Tom Thompson. These are beautiful.

  19. @Gemel: it's a good one.

    @Joanne: they are indeed.

    @Janey: you can, yes.

    @Grace: you're welcome.

    @Kay: they were, yes.

    @Linda: thank you.

    @Jeanie: he was gifted.