100 Years After Tom Thomson

July 8, 2017 is the 100th anniversary of the death of Tom Thomson. To this day his death is a mystery. His burial location is a mystery. His talent is no mystery.

Fallen Timber is an example of Thomson’s early work with softer muted colour with a lot of grey and brown.

I wrote earlier about the mystery of Canoe Lake and the death of Tom Thomson which you can read here.

There are a number of activities this month honouring the anniversary of the death of this great Canadian artist. Check the McMichael Gallery in Kleinburg.  In fact I here all activity at McMichael this weekend is free thanks to the generosity of RBC.

Early Spring is believed to be from Tom Thomson’s last spring in Algonquin Park – 1917.  By this point he was widely using more vivid colours.

The two videos here are well worth a look if you are a fan of Thomson.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BeE8qtVpCI&feature=youtu.be

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nFqN448ZUE

 

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