“Pine Trees at Sunset” by Tom Thomson

  • Pine Trees at Sunset by Tom Thomson

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Mural Artist: Tim Webb 2009
Located on site at the Huntsville Public Library
Sponsored by: The Huntsville BIA

This spectacular sunset by Tom Thomson shows his ability to capture a moment in time and lock it in paint. The transition in the sky from green to orange is very hard to execute in oil paint without creating a muddy colour, yet Thomson manages to do this with the vibrancy of a true northern sunset. The original size of this sketch is 8 inches by 19 inches, and was probably painted in twenty to thirty minutes. It recently sold for 1.7 million dollars. 

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  • Address 7 Minerva 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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