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

  • Winter in the Northern Woods by Lawren Harris

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Mural Artist: Gerry Lantaigne 2010
Located on site at the Lake of Bays Community Centre
Sponsored by: The Baysville Community Group

This fantastic painting by Lawren S. Harris is almost photographic in appearance, yet it is a very stylized piece of art. Harris enjoyed painting winter scenery as is evident in the work itself. There is always a play of light and shadow, which become strong components of the compositions. Even though the subject matter is cold, there tends to be a warmth created and felt when viewing the works.

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  • Address 10 University St, Baysville ON
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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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