“Skiing” by J.E.H. MacDonald

  • Skiing by JEH MacDonald

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Mural Artist: Gerry Lantaigne Community Mural 2010
Located on site at Muskoka Bear Wear
Sponsored by: The Huntsville BIA

This painting was created by MacDonald in the winter of 1912 and is an example of his painting style before Tom Thomson began to paint in Algonquin Park. The style emulates impressionism, but is at the same time somewhat realistic. In the summer of 1912, Tom Thomson showed his first paintings to his group of artist friends, including MacDonald, and the impact of Thomson's creative style in his sketches would later work it's way into each of their own styles of painting from that moment on. Examples of this change on MacDonald's work can be seen in the murals,"Wild River" and "The Beaver Dam", which were painted after seeing Tom's Algonquin sketches.

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  • Address 66 Main St E, Huntsville ON
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Artist Name : J.E.H. MacDonald

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J.E.H. MacDonald (1873-1932) was born in Durham, England and in 1887 emigrated to Canada, his father's homeland. They settled in Hamilton where he studied art. MacDonald eventually became the art director at a Toronto graphic design house, where in years to come most of the future Group of Seven members were working beneath him. It is MacDonald whom had the vision of a Canadian School of Art, and through his ideals and friends The Group of Seven would form. He was a close friend of Tom Thomson, and it was MacDonald that encouraged him to paint. MacDonald also travelled extensively throughout the country painting locations from Quebec to the Rocky Mountains.

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