“The Tent” by Tom Thomson

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Mural Artist: Gerry Lantaigne 2010
Located on site at Muskoka Star Entertainment
Sponsored by: The Rotary Club and The Huntsville BIA

This gem of a painting is a sketch by Tom Thomson of his own tent in the woods. The composition is marvelous with the eye being pushed to the lower left of the canvas to focus on the tent itself. The orange foreground and the blue shadows on the tent move the viewer across the painting, while the birch trees on either side of the tent lead the eye up. This use of composition is intentional to continuously bring the viewer's eye back to the tent.

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  • Address 7 King William St, 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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