Tom Thomson : Artist of the North

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  • Copyright: 2011-01-01
  • Publisher: Ingram Pub Services
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Tom Thomson (1877-1917) occupies a prominent position in Canada's national culture and has become a celebrated icon for his magnificent landscapes as well as for his brief life and mysterious death. The shy, enigmatic artist and woodsman's innovative painting style produced such seminal Canadian images as The Jack Pineand The West Wind, while his untimely drowning nearly a century ago is still a popular subject of fierce debate. Originally a commercial artist, Thomson fell in love with the forests and lakes of Ontario's Algonquin Park and devoted himself to rendering the north country's changing seasons in a series of colourful sketches and canvases. Dividing his time between his beloved wilderness and a shack behind the Studio Building near downtown Toronto, Thomson was a major inspiration to his painter friends who, not long after his death, went on to change the course of Canadian art as the influential - and equally controversial - Group of Seven.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. 9
Introductionp. 11
An Excavation at Canoe Lakep. 17
From Forests to Fieldsp. 25
A Young Man About Townp. 41
Shooting the Rapidsp. 55
Storm Clouds on the Horizonp. 73
Bursts of Light and Colourp. 87
In the Northlandp. 99
The Pageant of the Northp. 113
An Overturned Canoep. 129
Establishing the Iconp. 147
Chronology of Tom Thomson (1877-1917)p. 161
Bibliographyp. 181
Indexp. 183
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