“Northern River” by Tom Thomson

  • Sketch for Northern River - oxtongue Lake

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Mural Artist: Gerry Lantaigne
Located on site at Algonquin Outfitters Oxtongue Lake
Sponsored by: Algonquin Outfitters

This piece is one of Tom Thomson's sketches, meaning he painted this on location. It was created near the Oxtongue Falls, while Tom was canoeing and camping on a sketching trip. This is one of his most successful sketches and is an excellent example of his brilliant composition work. There is a lyrical movement of line, colour and light that move the eye around the painting. This sketch was turned into a studio painting of the same title, and can be seen in the "Complete Collection Tour" on the self guided section of this website. 

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  • Address 1035 Algonquin Outfitters Rd, Dwight ON
  • Category Tom Thomson
  • Location Oxtongue Lake

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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