Galerie Dada - Fine Art Reproductions

USA Call
+1 603 384 3228

Email us

   Top 20 Artists
      De Kooning
      Van Gogh

   Artists' Biographies

   Not found the painting you
   are looking for?
   Custom Orders


Artist : Tom Thomson (Canadian 1877-1917)

Click on the image for price and size details.
Tom Thomson, Split Rock Gap Georgian Bay Fine Art Reproduction Oil Painting
Split Rock Gap Georgian Bay
Tom Thomson, The West Wind Fine Art Reproduction Oil Painting
The West Wind
Tom Thomson, Bateaux Summer Fine Art Reproduction Oil Painting
Bateaux Summer
Tom Thomson, Autumn Foilage Fine Art Reproduction Oil Painting
Autumn Foilage
Tom Thomson, The Jack Pine Fine Art Reproduction Oil Painting
The Jack Pine
Tom Thomson, Petawawa Gorges Night Fine Art Reproduction Oil Painting
Petawawa Gorges Night
Tom Thomson, The Lily Pond Fine Art Reproduction Oil Painting
The Lily Pond
Tom Thomson, The Lumber Dam Fine Art Reproduction Oil Painting
The Lumber Dam
Tom Thomson, The Drive Fine Art Reproduction Oil Painting
The Drive
If you can't see the painting you want, contact us.
Page Number : 1 2 3 4
Tom Thomson Biography | Art Reproductions | Reproduktionen von Kunst | Galerie Dada
Thomson, Tom

Thomson, Tom Biography

Influential Canadian landscape painter, who worked with and inspired the Canadian landscapists known as the Group of Seven. He is best known for his paintings of the Ontario wilderness in late winter and autumn.

Born Thomas John Thomson near Claremont, Ontario, he grew up on a farm near Georgian Bay. He moved to Toronto, Ontario, in 1905 where he met painter J. E. H. MacDonald and other landscapists who would later form the Group of Seven. Tom Thomson began to paint around 1910, and in 1912 he first visited Algonquin Park, a wilderness preserve in northern Ontario. The rugged landscapes of Algonquin Park were the subject of Thomson's most famous oil paintings. Tom Thomson had no formal training as a painter, but he learned from his colleagues, MacDonald, A. Y. Jackson, Arthur Lismer, and finally Lawren Harris, who all went on to form the Group of Seven with other painters in 1920. In 1914 Thomson painted on Georgian Bay, and during the summers from 1915 to 1917 he worked at Algonquin Park as a fire ranger or fishing guide, making numerous sketches.

Tom Thomson first exhibited his oil paintings in 1913. Those early sketches, silhouetted shores across bodies of water, are restrained and muted in color. After 1914 Thomson used brighter colors and more expressive brushstrokes to enhance the simplest motifs-shadows on snow, autumn foliage, and the aurora borealis. These remain some of Tom Thomson's most brilliant oil paintings.

Tom Thomson's canvases, painted in Toronto in winter from sketches, and of which fewer than 50 exist, show fearless experimentation. Frequently a body of water and a far shore are glimpsed through a screen of trees or foliage, and trees are flattened in decorative arrangements. In one of Thomson's last canvases, The Jack Pine (1917, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario), the isolation of the solitary tree silhouetted against a distant horizon is highly symbolic. Jackson credited Thomson with discovering "a new world, the north country and a truer artist's vision."

Thomson drowned at Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park in July 1917. He became a legendary figure in Canadian art, and his oil paintings are seen as central to the Canadian nationalist landscape art of the first half of the 20th century.

You can buy Tom Thomson fine art reproduction oil paintings at Galerie Dada. Just select from the top.