Painting Canada. Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven

Exhibition catalogue
Various authors
216 pages
English text
Published by Philip Wilson Publishers, © Dulwich Picture Gallery 2011
ISBN 978-0-85667-686-4
Price: NOK 198

 

In the early 1900s a group of painters began to show an interest in depicting the Canadian wilderness. Tom Thomson was the first, but following his death three years later the Group of Seven was established, laying the foundation for Canadian Modernism. The choice of both form and motif shows the clear influence of Nordic painters, and the seven painters’ renderings are considered today to be icons of Canadian landscape painting. The book recounts the history of the group and the sometimes arduous journeys taken to explore nature and discover new motifs. The book is richly illustrated with over 120 colour reproductions of the works from Canadian collections that were featured in the exhibition for which it was produced.