“Winter in the Northern Woods” by Lawren S. Harris

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Mural Artist: Janine Marson 2009
Located on site at the Huntsville Chamber of Commerce
Sponsored by: The Huntsville Chamber and The Huntsville BIA

Lawren S. Harris was able to capture the serenity of a mid winters day in this painting. It is an example of his inner philosophy in which he always strives for the betterment of art and the peace of man. From this painting you can sense the inner calm and quiet of this winters day. The deeper blue of the shadows in the foreground seem to invite the viewer to come for a walk, while at the same time create depth within the work.

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Artist Name : Lawren S. Harris

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Lawren S. Harris (1885-1970) was born into a very wealthy family in Brantford, Ontario; the cofounders of the Massey-Harris farming equipment company. This wealth gave him the ability to focus solely on his studies and future as an artist, without the confines of full time employment. Harris studied art in Germany from 1904-1907, and upon returning to Canada wanted to bring the European influences he had experienced to the modern Canadian art world. This idea was shared by his friend and fellow member of the Toronto Arts and Letters Club, J.E.H. MacDonald. The two men realized they had similar goals and art ideals and their friendship would be the driving force behind the Group of Seven. His wealth gave him the ability to help his fellow artists, Thomson and Jackson, both of whom he supported financially for some time to allow them to explore their artistic talents without the worry of paying bills. He also occasionally sponsored paintings trips for the group of painters to remote areas of Canada to capture the country on canvas.

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