“Isles of Spruce” by Arthur Lismer

  • Isles of Spruce by Arthur Lismer

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Mural Artist: Gerry Lantaigne Community Mural 2008
Located on site at TD Canada Trust
Sponsored by: TD Bank and The Huntsville BIA

Isles of Spruce is a great example of Arthur Lismer's style and use of composition. The colours in the background hills are slightly duller than those in the foreground and therefore look farther away. The dark trees on the island push it even more forward and at the same time give contrast to the bright yellow tree on the island forcing that to become the focal point of the painting.

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  • Address 38 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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