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The Group of Seven are among Canada’s most famous artists. For many, their works have come to symbolize what is the distinctly Canadian identity. The McMichael is proud to . THE INSPIRATION The founding members of The Group of Seven met by happenstance. Five of the them (Lismer, Carmichael, Johnson, Varley, and MacDonald) worked together at a Toronto design firm shortly after the turn of the 20th century. February 4 - Ap EXHIBITION OVERVIEW Don’t miss this extraordinary experience with the Group of Seven, which celebrates the . The Group of Seven, as we now know them, formed in , and was comprised of seven members: Franklin Carmichael, Lawren Harris, A.Y. Jackson, Frank Johnston, Arthur Lismer, J.E.H. MacDonald, and Frederick Johnston left the Group in to move to Winnipeg, A.J. Casson was eventually invited to join in Edwin Holgate became a member in , while LeMoine Author: Alix Hall.
Group of Seven. Group of seven artists: Frederick Varley, A. Y. Jackson, Lawren Harris, Fairley, Frank Johnston (artist), Arthur Lismer, and J. E. H. MacDonald. In , Jackson and six painter colleagues formed the Group of : Alexander Young Jackson, October 3, , . J. Russell Harper, Painting in Canada: A History, University of Toronto Press () Ross King, Defiant Spirits: The Modernist Revolution of the Group of Seven, Douglas & McIntyre (). David Silcox, The Group of Seven and Tom Thomson, Firefly Books, (). (This is a gorgeous book to flip through, by the way.). The Canadian collection spans art from the earliest forms of human expression (that fall within current national boundaries) through to The AGO has one of the premier collections of work by Tom Thomson, the Group of Seven, and their contemporaries. Franklin Carmichael ( – ), member of the Group of Seven; Emily Carr (–), painter; Ian Carr-Harris (born ), installation artist; Gino Cavicchioli (born ), sculptor, artist; Christiane Chabot (born ), artist; Cynthia Chalk (), nature photography; Jack Chambers (–), artist and filmmaker.
This famous meeting of Carr and the members of the Group of Seven occurred in when Carr exhibited her work in the exhibition West Coast Art: Native and Modern. Travelling east on her way to Ottawa for the exhibition, Carr met Frederick Varley, Arthur Lismer, A.Y. Jackson, J.E.H. MacDonald and, most importantly, Lawren S. Harris - the man. In Canada, everyone grew up with and loved reproductions of paintings by the Group of Seven and Tom Thomson. These painters (all eleven of them!) defined the way Canadians saw their country. The Group was formed in and exhibited together only eight times from to before they disbanded in /5(). A number of future members met in while working as commercial artists in Toronto. The group adopted its name on the occasion of a group exhibition held in The original members included J.E.H. MacDonald, Lawren S. Harris, Arthur Lismer, F.H. Varley, Franklin Carmichael, Frank H. Johnston, and A.Y. Jackson. A Copse, Evening () and Vimy Ridge from Souchez Valley () are both striking examples of this. Jackson’s truncated and stylized trees were later adapted by other members of the Group of Seven (who, of course, were also influenced by Tom Thomson’s approach). These statuesque forms then morphed to represent growth, resilience and nature.