“In the Northland” by Tom Thomson

  • Autumn in the Northland by Tom Thomson

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Mural Artist: Gerry Lantaigne 2010
Located on site at Deerhurst Resort
Sponsored by: Deerhurst resort to honour the staff for their great effort during the G8 Summit

This beautiful masterpiece by Tom Thomson is a stunning piece of work that shows his intuitive genius at capturing the magic of Algonquin Park in the fall. Tom had worked in the park as a guide and at one point a fire fighter, but found that these jobs interfered with his painting time, so in the last few years of his life he dedicated his efforts to painting exclusively. 

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  • Address 1235 Deerhurst Dr, Huntsville ON
  • Category Tom Thomson
  • Location Deerhurst Resort

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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