“Algonquin October” by Tom Thomson

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Mural Artist: William Lazos 2007
Located on site at the Algonquin Theatre
Sponsored by: The Town Of Huntsville and The BIA

Fall was a great time to paint in Algonquin Park. This painting lacks the typical explosive colours of most of Thomson's fall works, however the brush strokes in this painting express a certain fluidity and quickness that are familiar to his outdoor sketches. Here you can see how he places the sky colours in between the trees as apposed to painting the tress through the paint of the sky. This was the usual way he approached his sketches.

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  • Address 37 Main St E, Huntsville ON
  • Category Tom Thomson
  • Location Huntsville

Artist Name : Tom Thomson

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Tom Thomson (1877-1917) was born in Claremont Ontario, and his family later to moved to Lieth in the Owen Sound area where he grew up. He spent a lot of time outdoors fishing and exploring his natural surroundings and had a keen interest in nature, learning about the native plants and animals of the area. He spent his young adulthood learning and training in business and graphic design, some of which was spent in Seattle, Washington where his brother operated a school of business. He returned to Toronto and got work in a commercial design house and worked under J.E.H. MacDonald. His love of the outdoors never left him, and after being encouraged by his boss and coworkers to take up painting, he ventured into Algonquin Park in 1912 with his paints and wooden panels. This would prove to be the turning point in his artist expression and in the history of Canadian art.

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