“The Beaver Dam” by J.E.H. MacDonald

  • The Beaver Dam by JEH MacDonald

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Mural Artist: Charles Johnston 2007
Located on site at the Thoms & Currie Law Office
Sponsored by: Thoms & Currie Law Office and The BIA

J.E.H. MacDonald's painting style was forever influenced by his good friend Tom Thomson and is evident in the bold strokes and colourful highlights depicted in the beaver dam. The scene too is a credit to Thomson, as it shows the beauty of nature and mans desire to venture into it. The round curve of the beaver pond and the upward thrust of the rock in the foreground serve to keep the viewer focused on the red canoe.

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  • Address 6 Main St W, Huntsville ON
  • Category J.E.H. MacDonald
  • Location Huntsville

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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