Mural Artist: Gerry Lantaigne 2010
Located on site at the Canada Summit Centre
Sponsored by: The Town of Huntsville and The G8 Summit
This mural depicts Tom Thomson's bold use of colour, and demonstrates his fascination with Algonquin skies, their sunsets, and his accuracy and abilities in capturing fleeting moments.
Address 20 Park Dr, Huntsville ON
Category Tom Thomson
Location Canada Summit Centre
Artist Name : Tom Thomson
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.