“Georgian Bay” by Arthur Lismer

  • Georgian Bay by Arthur Lismer

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Mural Artist: Marc Sorozan 2009
Located on site at the Algonquin Theatre
Sponsored by: The Huntsville BIA

This work by Arthur Lismer encompasses the massive expanse of Georgian Bay, an often painted theme by many members of the Group of Seven. This is a stark painting as far as features go, but the blend in the water from light green to dark blue serve to create space and dimension while the darker blue of the foreground serves to pop the flowing bush in the lower right.

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  • Address 37 Main St E, Huntsville ON
  • Category Arthur Lismer
  • Location Huntsville

Artist Name : Arthur Lismer

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Authur Lismer (1895-1969) was born in Sheffield, England and spent his teenage years working for a photo engraving firm. He studied at the Sheffield School of Art and the Academie Des Beaux Arts in Antwerp, Belgium. He immigrated to Canada in 1911, and found employment in Toronto at the same graphic design firm that employed J.E.H. MacDonald, Tom Thomson, Frank Johnston, and Franklin Carmichael. He was included in the weekend sketching trips and would become a great friend of Thomson's. Lismer became one of the outspoken members of the Group of Seven, and with his witty humour and sly comments, he began combatting art critics with witty retorts and essays. He was also a great educator of the arts for the Art Gallery of Toronto and The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, where he created extremely successful childrenʼs programs. So successful were the programs that he was invited to South Africa and the South Pacific to help initiate similar programs overseas.

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