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Tom Thomson 1877-1917

Tom Thomson

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted July, 2009

Tom Thomson

Photo by contributor Brian Bockus - Posted May, 2017

Tom Thomson

Photo Source - Wikipedia

Plaque Location

The District of Nipissing
Algonquin Provincial Park
At the Portage Store at Canoe Lake off Highway 60
about 34 km east of the junction of Highways 60 and 35

Coordinates: N 45 32.112 W 78 42.450


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Plaque Text

This distinguished painter was born in Claremont, Ontario, and grew up near Owen Sound. While working as a photo-engraver in Toronto, he met some of the artists who later formed the Group of Seven. They encouraged him to pursue a career in art and he, in turn, introduced them to the north county and exercised a profound influence on their work. From 1912, Thomson visited Algonquin Park where the colours and moods captured his imagination. Before his death on this lake he had developed a bold new way of depicting our wilderness and had given Canadians a unique artistic heritage. Many of his greatest works were inspired within a few kilometres of this site.

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