“The Pool” by Tom Thomson

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Mural Artist: Gerry Lantaigne 2003
Located on site at Huntsville's Hometown IDA Drugstore
Sponsored by: Huntsville's Hometown IDA Drugstore and the Huntsville BIA

The Pool is a dramatic representation of Tom Thomson's colour choice and ability to compose a painting. The bright yellows and reds that ring the outer edges of the painting keep the eye moving in circles around the canvas until it stops to focus on the far shore of the water. Those flat and deliberate brush strokes of the water are an attempt by Thomson to break away from conventional painting styles of the day and explore a new way of painting.

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  • Address 10 Main 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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