“Autumn Foliage” by Tom Thomson

  • Autumn Foliage by Tom Thomson

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Mural Artist: Tim Webb 2007
Located on site at Algonquin Outfitters
Sponsored by: The Town of Huntsville and The BIA

Autumn Foliage is another one of Tom Thomson's more dynamically colourful paintings. Thomson did not always care to use real colours in his work, as exampled by the purple he used on the lake in this painting. That purple is complimentary to the yellows that are near by. Notice how the painting seems to explode upward on the lower left side and continues to explode in the sky. It would appears to have been painted fairly quickly as evidenced in the sweeping brush strokes.

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  • Address 86 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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