“Batchawana Falls” by J.E.H. MacDonald

  • Batchawana Falls

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Mural Artist: Janine Marson and Gerry Lantaigne Community Mural 2010
Located on site at Port Cunnington Lodge
Sponsored by: Port Cunnington Lodge

Splashing with vibrant colour and vigorous action, MacDonald's Batchawana Falls captures the rugged nature of that Algoma waterfall. This painting was created during on of The Group of Seven's box car trips, where the men would rent a box car equipped with a stove for cooking and bunks for sleeping to accommodate them on their journey. The car would be parked on a side track of the railway where the group could use it as a home base for sketching trips to more remote locations. 

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  • Address 1679 Port Cunnington Rd, Dwight, ON
  • Category J.E.H. MacDonald
  • Location Port Cunnington Lodge

Artist Name : J.E.H. MacDonald

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J.E.H. MacDonald (1873-1932) was born in Durham, England and in 1887 emigrated to Canada, his father's homeland. They settled in Hamilton where he studied art. MacDonald eventually became the art director at a Toronto graphic design house, where in years to come most of the future Group of Seven members were working beneath him. It is MacDonald whom had the vision of a Canadian School of Art, and through his ideals and friends The Group of Seven would form. He was a close friend of Tom Thomson, and it was MacDonald that encouraged him to paint. MacDonald also travelled extensively throughout the country painting locations from Quebec to the Rocky Mountains.

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